Photojournalist and documentary filmmaker
Born in 1984, in Lyon, France, Emmanuel is a photojournalist and documentarian specialising in wildlife conservation, history and the interaction between humans and nature.
His interest in nature began in childhood. By the age of seven he had completely lined the walls of his room with posters of animals he promised himself he would meet one day in the wild. Since then, he has been chased by a great number of those very same animals, including lions, jaguars, tigers, leopards, elephants, bison, snakes and wolves.
Fascinated by the power of storytelling, Emmanuel uses images to tell unknown and surprising stories that inspire people to care about the planet. He has covered a wide variety of subjects in North & South America, Europe, Asia and Africa. His work has appeared in many books and magazines including GEO (France), Audubon Magazine (USA), BBC Wildlife (UK) and Terre Sauvage (France). He has gained widespread recognition and received numerous nominations (Nature Image Awards, Oasis international award, WPY).
Emmanuel spent a total of 4 months in the Russian Far East in 2014/2015, focusing first on Far Eastern leopards in Land of the Leopard National Park, and then on Amur tigers in the Ussuri Nature Reserve. His images from the Far East have been widely published in the press. Emmanuel also directed a 15 minute documentary “Zapovednik: When man and tiger meet in the taiga” in the Ussuri Nature Reserve (“Ussuriisky Zapovednik” in Russian), which was an official selection of many festivals around the world.
For more information, visit Emmanuel’s website: http://www.emmanuelrondeau.com/