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, he graduate of the Le Manoir training course for journalists in conflict zones at the Bayeux Festival of War Correspondents
While continuing to cover the news (Rohingya crisis, yellow vests movement, conflict in Ukraine) 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 large format camera.
This project is the winner of the national order of the BNF, Radioscopie de la France.
His work has been published in The Guardian, 6mois, Le Monde, Le Temps, Le Vif, Le Figaro Magazine, L'Obs, Le Parisien...
In 2022, he won the 1st prize in the Sport Story categoryat the POYI (PICTURE OF THE YEAR INTERNATIONAL) and 2nd prize in the Sport Story category at the ISTANBUL PHOTO AWARDS.
SIENNA INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARDS : 2nd prize STORYBOARD
WORLD REPORT AWARD : Finalist for SHORT STORY
LES PHOTOGRAPHIES DE L'ANNEE : Laureat HUMANISTE
Screening At VISA POUR L'IMAGE, Perpignan.
POYI PICTURE OF THE YEAR INTERNATIONAL : 1st prize in the Sport Story category
ISTANBUL PHOTO AWARDS: 2nd prize in the Sport Story category
Winner of the BNF national commission, Radioscopie de la France
Screening AT VISA POUR L'IMAGE , Perpignan
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
VISA POUR L'IMAGE FESTIVAL /Perpignan Screening in the framework of the Camille Lepage Prize
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.
APPF AWARD / Winner Humanist category for its coverage of the Rohingya refugee crisis.
ANI-PIXTRAKK AWARD VISA / Finalist
LAGARDERE GRANT AWARD / Finalist
MENTOR AWARD / Finalist
DAYS JAPAN INTERNATIONAL PHOTOJOURNALISM / Finalist for its coverage of the Bataclan attacks in Paris
INTERNATIONAL PHOTO AWARDS IPA / in 3 categories
LIFE FRAMER GRAND PRIZE / Runner up "Sport by night"