|Agnès Dherbeys is now a Paris based French photographer, after 12 years living and working in Bangkok, Thailand.|
She graduated with honours from the Master of Institut d’Etudes Politiques (Sciences Politics) of Lyon and from master 2 of Sciences of Information and Communication from Celsa, Sorbonne IV.
She learned photography when she moved to Bangkok in 2001, and has since mainly focused her work in France and Asia, with some parentheses in the Palestinian Territories/Israel.
In November 2005, she won the Foundation Lagardere grant for photography, which allowed her to work on her project in East Timor. This essay, “East Timor, the crushed dreams of independency” was exhibited in Visa pour l’Image, France 2007 and in April 2008 in FotoFreo, WA, Australia.
Dherbeys won Second Prize Spot News story in World Press Photo 2007 Contest with her story on the popular uprising against King Gyanendra in Nepal, which was exhibited in “Les Rencontres de Siem Rep”, Cambodia in 2007.
In 2008, she was finalist for the CARE award and finalist for the Visa d’Or Magazine, with her project on AIDS temple in Thailand in Visa pour l’Image.
Also, Dherbeys was one of the 12 participants to the Joop Swart Masterclass 2008 of the World Press Photo (Balance).
Her 2010 coverage of the Red Shirts unrest in Thailand last April and May 2010, was exhibited at the Bangkok Art Cultural Center in RUPTURE exhibition, curated by Olivier Pin Fat.
With this body of work, published in the New York Times, she was awarded THE ROBERT CAPA GOLD MEDAL AWARD of the OPC in 2011, for “Best published photographic reporting from abroad requiring exceptional courage and enterprise”.
She works for international press, such as the New York Times, Le Monde, GQ, Harpers, Sunday Time magazine, ... among others.