About

Freelance photographer since 2016, Thomas Morel-Fort works mainly on long term documentary projects.

Before devoting himself to photography, he studied at the Institut National Supérieur des Arts du Spectacle (INSAS) in Brussels and at the Sorbonne (degree in philosophy) and the Sorbonne Nouvelle (degree in cinema).

Between 2013 and 2016 he worked as an employee of Le Parisien to cover national news.

In 2015 he began his first long term project on Filipina domestic workers. For this investigation, he was hired undercover as a domestic worker alongside Donna, immersing himself for more than a month in the villa of a rich Libyan family on the French Riviera. The Camille Lepage Prize received at Visa in 2019 enabled him to travel to the Philippines to follow the families of the women he met in France.

In 2020, in collaboration with Axelle de Russé, with whom he founded LE HUBLOT (jazz musicians composing on photographs), he begins a work on the world of culture with a chamber camera.

While continuing to cover current events (Rohingya crisis, yellow waistcoats movement) he starts a new long term project on a girl suffering from a rare disease.

Formation : 2020 : Graduate of the Le Manoir training course for journalists in conflict zones at the Bayeux Festival of War Correspondents

 

 

2022   

   

Winner of the BNF national commission, Radioscopie de la France,

2021      

 

WORLD REPORT AWARD 2022 / Finalist in the spot light category for his long term project DONNA , A FILIPINA LIFE OF SACRIFICE  

CAMERA CLARA PRIZE / Finalist For the photographic project made in collaboration with Axelle De Russé "Culture a disenchanted world".    

                                                                          

CARITAS PRIZE / Finalist for the project "DONNA , A FILIPINA Life of Sacrifice

2020  

   

VISA POUR L'IMAGE FESTIVAL /Perpignan Screening in the framework of the Camille Lepage Prize

2019     

VISA D’OR CAMILLE LEPAGE VISA POUR L IMAGE PRIZE / Winner for the project "FILIPINAS , A global market of domesticity

APPF AWARD / Winner category reportage for its coverage of the "yellow vests" movement.

2018       

 

APPF AWARD / Winner Humanist category for its coverage of the Rohingya refugee crisis.

ANI-PIXTRAKK AWARD VISA / Finalist

2017  

 

LAGARDERE GRANT AWARD / Finalist

MENTOR AWARD / Finalist

2016    

   

DAYS JAPAN INTERNATIONAL PHOTOJOURNALISM / Finalist  for its coverage of the Bataclan attacks in Paris

INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARDS IPA  / in 3 categories

2015

 LIFE FRAMER GRAND PRIZE / Runner up  "Sport by night"

 http://www.life-framer.com/grand-winners/