Meet up with Romain Laurendeau – 2020 World Press Photo Awards Winner

Fujifilm meet up with Romain Laurendeau 2020 World Press Photo Awards Winner. Below is a summary of the interview:

  • Romain Laurendeau is a french photographer that started with science and moved into photography
  • He became a visual journalist to tell stories of people different than him
  • For Romain, the award validates his work
  • He likes to tell stories about human tragedy
  • His photo was to get people to wonder how people in Algeria live
  • For him there is a universal story of people facing ideology that prevents them from dreaming
  • It was difficult for him to get a visa and room to sleep in Algeria
  • The project took about 5 years to complete
  • He took about 1,000 photos a day while in Algeria
  •  x100 is very quiet so it didn’t disturb the scene
  • The X100 lets Romain Laurendeau photograph the intimate because it is small, light, and silent, so it is forgotten
  • They knew he was taking pictures, but never knew very well
  • He has X100, X100S, X100T, X100S and plans to get an X100V probably
  • Romain believes Fujifilm understands photographers

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