Alban Grosdidier is a French photographer born in 1989, living between London and Paris. He started his professional career in photography by collaborating to the editorial team of French anti-HIV festival Solidays in 2010; until 2013, he focused on HIV-focused movements, LGBTI groups, feminist activists and the event landscape in Paris. In 2012, his portrait series Drowning - a visual comment on big city life - and the subsequent street exhibitions in Paris became his first internationally recognised series, with publications in It's Nice That, Zeit Online, My Modern Met, Fubiz, Yatzer and Il Post. This marked the beginning of his career as a portrait photographer, with various collaborations in the music industry. Graduating from ESAG Penninghen in 2013, he moved to Copenhagen where he started a collaboration with Greenpeace; he has since covered the organisation’s activities in Denmark, Sweden, Russia, France and the UK. Moving again in 2016 - to London - he is now covering British movements including anti-Trump / anti-Brexit groups, anti-fracking camps and alternative accomodation networks. Early 2017, he joined the French photojournalism collective Hans Lucas. His client list includes Greenpeace, Oxfam, [PIAS] Recordings and Solidays, and his work was published in various papers including Le Monde, Libération, Les Inrocks, Le Point, L'Express, The Murmur and Digital Photography Russia.Locked Pro Plan feature
Freelance documentary and portrait photographer, part of French news photography collective Hans Lucas.
Art direction and graphic design for UK and global campaigns, and implementation for print and digital media. Production of educational material about Oxfam's campaigns and operations across the globe. Continual collaboration with Press, Fundraising and Retail departments.
Freelance documentary, still life and portrait photographer in Paris, Copenhagen and Barcelona. Multiple collaborations with NGOs such as Greenpeace and Solidarité Sida. Documentary series shot in Denmark, France, Sweden and Russia.
Commissioning editor for music festival Solidays (Paris). Management of a team of 40 content creators, including photographers, videographers, writers and illustrators.
The Graphic Design Masters at ESAG Penninghen is highly recognised within the European creative industry for its difficulty and its versatile qualifications. The cursus is based on a balance of academic drawing, typography, photography, web design, video, illustration and branding.