About .

About Me.

Hello ! I am Cyril Abad a French long term documentary photographer, photojournalist working for international press for the last 12 years. My photographic work is directly inspired by humanist photography and creates a bridge between documentary and street photography. My work is recognized for my offbeat look at the place of man in society.

My projects such as “In god we trust”, “The snake church”, “The last dreamers” and more recently “Journey in the Baltic Sovietland” are regularly published in the international press like National Geographic, Geo, Le Figaro magazine, The Guardian, Stern mag, Geo, Wired, Internazionale,Le Monde, Aftenposten,… among others and are exhibited in international festivals such as the international festival of photojournalism VISA pour l’image in 2019, the International Biennial of Photography in Clermont-Ferrand in 2020, or the Milano international Street photography festival in 2017. I am a very happy member of the Inland Stories agency.

On the other hand, to finance my documentary projects I have been working for more than 10 years as a corporate photographer for large companies around the world in different sectors: industry, energy, building, aeronautics and advertising. You can find my references and a portfolio dedicated to my activity as a corporate photographer here :

Editorial assigment (selection)

National Geographic France,The Guardian, Internazionale, NZZ, Geo Germany, Geo France, Geo Finland, Geo Slovaquia, Die Zeit, Der Spiegel, Stern, D la Repubblica, Le Monde, Libération, Le Vif, Le temps, 6 Mois magazine, L’ebdo, Aftenposten, Rhythms Monthly, Le Temps, Néon mag, Fisheye mag, La Croix, …


Member on Inland Stories Agency

Exhibitions (selection)

2021 >The Snake Church & In god we trust l la Maison des Mémoires (Carcassonne) GRAPH CMI / Réseau Diagonal.
2020 > The Snake Church & In god we trust l Nicéphore + (Biennale internationale de photographie de Clermont-Ferrand).
2020 > The last dreamers l L’oeil Urbain à Corbeil-Essonnes.
2020 > The Snake Church & In god we trust l  Galerie La Chambre à Strasbourg.
2020 > In god we trust l Galerie Destin Sensible à Lille.
2019 > In god we trust l Festival de photojournalisme de la Baie de Saint Brieuc. 
2019 > In god we trust l Festival Barrobjectif.
2019 > In god we trust l Festival international de photojournalisme Visa pour l’image. 
2019 >  Blackpool, the Brexit holidays l GALERY HASY à Nantes.
2919 > Blackpool, the Brexit holidays l Festival l’Oeil Urbain (Corbeil-Essonnes). 
2018 > In god we trust l La SCAM.
2018 > The last dreamers l Maison de la Photographie de Toulon.
2018 > In god we trust l projection Festival international de photojournalisme Visa pour l’image.
2018 > The last dreamers l Off à Arles, projection dans la cour de l’archevêché.
2016 > “SAAMI RESISTANCE” l rencontres photographiques de Vendôme.
2017 > The last dreamers l Milano Streetphoto festival.
2017 > The last dreamers  l Miami Street Photography Festival.

Awards & Grants

2022 > Award winner “Grande Commande de la BNF”.
2021 > Award winner “bourse du CNAP projet documentaire”.
2017 > Award winner “Prix Mentor de la SCAM”.
2017 > Award winner “Miami Street Photography Festival.


2019 > in god we trust I Editions Pyramid & Revelatoer
2019 > 10 ans de photographie l Publication collective Galerie La Chmabre

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