Pierre-Yves Babelon is a contributing photographer at Getty Images.
Born in Paris in 1961, after a passage to the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Grenoble (France) and a training in Digital Graphic Arts, he became a trainer at the ARIES (Graphic and Motion Design) school in Grenoble. In parallel, he practices amateur photography by creating a dark room in his bathroom, to master the development chain.
It was in 1999 that he professionalize by working for the IPR news agency in Saint Denis of Réunion Island. He is then webmaster but plunges into the world of photography and learns the basics of photojournalism in full revolution of digital on the silver.
In 2003 he moved to Madagascar and published a magazine for a group of tour operators. He then realizes his own photos and stride across in 7 years the 4 corners of the island to bring back some 30.000 cliches and realizes a dedicated website "www.madagascar-photo.com". Noteworthy, his images are selected by international photo agencies like Getty Images.
The 2009 coup forced him to leave Madagascar to travel the world, stop in Chile and land in Tangier, Morocco, his actual host country.
He is one of the winners of "World's Greatest Photo Contest 2016" and published in the January-February 2017 issue of PHOTO magazine (France) . He is also "Photojournalism Honorable Mention" of the "Monochrome Photography Awards 2016".
Madagascar in black and white
Black & white