Mathieu Asselin (FR/VEN, 1973) works and lives between Arles in France and New York City. He began his career working on film productions in Caracas, Venezuela, but shaped his photography practice in the United States. His work mainly consists out of longterm investigative documentary projects, such as his latest book ‘Monsanto: A Photographic Investigation’, which received international acclaim, winning the Kassel FotoBook Festival Dummy Award in 2016, the Aperture Foundation First Book Award in 2017 and has been shortlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize in 2018. Les Rencontre d'Arles in France, Photographer’s Gallery in London, Fotomuseum Antwerp in Belgium and
the European Parlement in Strasbourg are amongst recent venues where his work has been exhibited.
Mathieu Asselin holds a Masters degree from ENSP in ARLES, France.
PRIZES AND NOMINATIONS
2018 - Shorlisted for the Deutsche Börse Photography Foundation Prize. UK -Nominated for ICP Infinity Awards Artist Book. USA
2017 - Winner First Book Award Paris Photo Aperture Fundation. France -Finalist FOLA Awards. Argentina -Special Price Sonderpreis Deutschen
2016 -First Prize Dummy Book Award Kassel. Germany -Special Mention Dummy Book Awards Arles. France -Finaist Lens Culture. France -
Sellected for Bristol Photobook Festival. UK -Shorlisted for MAC First Book Award. UK -Nominated for Pictet Prize. Swisserland
2012 - Selected for Platform Fotomuseum Wintertur. Swisserland
2011-The Grand Prize One Life Photography Awards. USA -Shortlisted Sony Wold Photography Awards. UK