Arts & Culture: Valbonne Sophia Antipolis welcomes photographic exhibition of French Journalist
‘My 40 years of reporting’
The second edition of the festival, which will take place on 22nd and 23rd September, will see reporter and journalist Philippe Rochot’s photographs on display. In this, his first exhibition, his snapshots taken from all over the world will reflect decades worth of conflict and history.
Rochot has led an incredible career that has taken him across the globe in his reporting quests. Born in Dijon in 1946 and after graduating from the School of Journalism in Lille, he was posted to Saudi Arabia in 1970 where he began reporting for France Inter. Turbulent events in Afghanistan, Iraq, the Middle East, Lebanon, Africa and finally Asia, where he was stationed for six years in 2000, all were reported on by the journalist.
His career is not without drama. When stationed in Beirut, he was taken hostage for 105 days in 1986. Following this episode, he received the Albert Londres prize for broadcasting the same year for his reporting of the crisis in Lebanon.
The opening of the exhibition will be held on 7th September at 6.30pm in Salle Saint Esprit, Valbonne Village, where his exciting profession will be unveiled to guests. His photographs will remain on display until the 23rd.