Courtesy of Sevil Soylu.
I'm a self-taught French photographer fascinated by this media since my journalism training years in Toulouse, back in the late 90s. It is however in Istanbul, where I have lived between 2004 and 2014, that my skills and practice really started to take off. In 2012, a publisher in need of a French language photographer contacted me for a one week mission in Algiers. It was to be the first of a series of fourteen missions which has seen me travel in six countries in Northern and sub-Saharan Africa, but also in Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, Brunei and Mongolia.
Since 2012, I've had over a thousand pictures published in printed or online publications.
A jack-of-all-trades and a master of a couple, I have also worked 7 years as an Information Officer for the United Nations and have gathered experience in journalism, communication, translation and website design. I speak fluently French, English and Turkish.
I currently live in Toulouse with my wife and our two children.
A few stopovers...
1998: internship in a local newspaper in Limerick, Ireland;
2000: graduated as a journalist in Toulouse;
2000: 9 month in Dublin;
2004-2014: 10 years in Istanbul;
2008: graduated (MA translation) in the University of the West of England (Bristol);
2012-2015: fifteen photography assignments in Algeria, Morocco, Indonesia, Mongolia, Nigeria, Gabon, Ivory Coast, Tunisia, Brunei Darussalam and Papua New Guinea;
2015: one year in the South of England, near Poole (Dorset);
2016: back to Toulouse;
2018: the company "Grégory Dziedzic, photographe" is registered at the Chambre des métiers et de l'artisanat de la Haute-Garonne.