"I don’t like rigid categories. Sometime there is art in journalism and journalism in art. Conscience, heart, beauty, balance and loss of balance are essentials for me"

- Jérôme Sessini

b. 1968

French

Based in Paris, France

Member

Available for commissions
& assignments

Jérôme Sessini is one the world’s most prolific and respected names working in the sensitive field of conflict zones and has been dispatched to war-torn countries like Palestine, Iraq, Lebanon, Syria and Libya for international publications. As well as reporting on the frontlines, he has covered social issues such as the drug-related violence on the streets of Mexico, the anti-government protests in Ukraine and indigenous minorities in Cambodia facing forced eviction. Through his work, he is constantly learning, adapting and evolving.

Since 2018, Sessini has been documenting the opioid crisis in the United States, where he has travelled to Ohio and Philadelphia to create intimate portraits of the people and places ravages by drug misuse. In 2017, Sessini travelled to remote villages in Cambodia with Samrith Vaing, documenting the life of indigenous minorities facing forced eviction. In 2016, Sessini documented the Kurdish Peshmerga offensive against Islamic State (IS) in the city of Bashiq before crossing the region to cover Iraqi forces pushing towards Mosul.

His work has been published by prestigious newspapers and magazines, including Newsweek, Stern, Paris-Match as well as Le Monde and the Wall Street Journal. It has been shown in multiple solo exhibitions around the world including the Visa Photo Festival in Perpignan, at the Rencontres d’Arles, the Bibliothèque Nationale François-Mitterrand, as well as with the French Ministry of Culture.

Sessini become Magnum Photos nominee in 2012 and a full member in 2016.

Read More

Selected works

Newsroom

Jérôme Sessini on the Frontline in Syria

Jérôme Sessini

Magnum photographer Jérôme Sessini documented the ongoing conflict in Syria during 2012 and 2013

Open story

From the Magnum Shop

Kiev, Ukraine. February 20, 2014.

Jérôme Sessini
SIGNED AND EDITIONED
Shop

Most Recent

Theme | 23 Stories

Premieres

Newsroom

The Second Battle of Fallujah: 15 Years On

Jérôme Sessini

Newsroom

Opioids in America: A Lifelong Addiction

Jérôme Sessini

Past Course
Paris, FRANCE

One Year Course: Creative Documentary and Photojournalism with Magnum Photos and Spéos, 2019-20

Magnum Photographers
Sep 1, 2019 - Jan 5, 2020 · Fully booked

Past Exhibition
Paris,

Jérôme Sessini’s “Territoires et Destins”

Jérôme Sessini
Until Oct 25, 2019

Past Exhibition
Paris, France

From Here

Magnum Photographers
Until May 31, 2019

Past Exhibition
Paris, France

Êtres au travail in Paris

Magnum Photographers
Until Jul 14, 2019

Newsroom

Maidan: Five Years On

Jérôme Sessini

Kiev, Ukraine. February 20, 2014.

Jérôme Sessini
SIGNED AND EDITIONED
Shop

Theme | 18 Stories

Protest

Theme | 22 Stories

2018-19 Premieres

Newsroom

Philadelphia’s ‘Badlands’: At the Heart of the Opioid Epidemic

Jérôme Sessini

Newsroom

The Magnum Digest: July 13, 2018

Magnum Photographers

Past Artist Talk
Paris, France

In Conversation in Paris: A Brief Visual History in the Time of ISIS

Magnum Photographers
Jun 20 2018

Newsroom

Opioids in America: An Intimate Portrait of a National Crisis

Jérôme Sessini

Past Exhibition
Sofia,

They Defend our Freedoms: 30 Years of Sakharov Prize Outdoor Exhibition

Magnum Photographers
Until Jun 6, 2018

Theory & Practice

Three Perspectives on Paris: Inside the Live Lab

Magnum Photographers

Newsroom

On Patrol With Bulgaria’s Vigilante Migrant Hunters

Jérôme Sessini

Newsroom

The Magnum Digest: February 18, 2018

Magnum Photographers

Arts & Culture

Shunned by the City

Jérôme Sessini