Jean Larive

Jean Larive is a graduate of the Sorbonne university. He subsequently taught philosophy for 15 years before deciding to push down the walls and make the leap to a career in photography and journalism. He favors a long-term documentary approach, and has worked on stories ranging from the place of foreigners in French society to the memory of twentieth century conflicts in Europe. His ongoing projects include work on the "Jungle" in Calais, supported by the Centre National des Arts Plastiques and a shared project on Central Europe with Jérémie Jung of the Signatures agency.

He regularly collaborates with the French and international press (Le Monde, Libération, L’Obs, VSD) and international institutions and associations (UNESCO, Cimade). He was a laureate of the Special Award of the Association of Journalists of Social Information (2013).

Born in 1969 in Orleans, France, Jean Larive lives and works in Paris.

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Projections, Confinement 2020 © Jean Larive/MYOP

Projections — Jean Larive


Calais des Oiseaux (Work in Progesss) — Jean Larive

2015 - 2016

WW1 Replay — Jean Larive

2013 - 2015

Mariana,un handicap roumain — Jean Larive

2011 - 2016
La Jungle. © Jean Larive / MYOP

La Jungle — Jean Larive


Publications​ / Exhibitions


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