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Frédéric Noy

Frédéric Noy

France • Born in: 1965

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Frédéric Noy is a French documentary photographer and photojournalist. A self-taught photographer, Frédéric Noy discovered Africa in 1987, while working as a deputy cultural attaché at the French Embassy in Tanzania. 

He was successively based in Tanzania, Nigeria, Sudan, Chad and Uganda where he finally settled in Kampala in 2012.

He discovers and documents the environmental problems around Lake Victoria, caused by the overexploitation of its resources, and pollution from agricultural or industrial activities. These photos are published by Le Figaro Magazine, L'Obs, Slate, Le Monde, among others, and allow him to win a Visa d'or magazine in 2019 and a World Press Photo in 2020.

He has also documented for more than seven years and five months, the daily life of LGBTQ+ communities in Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda, a country where having sex between adults of the same sex is considered a crime.

A freelance photographer, Frederic Noy is, in 2021, based in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan in Central Asia. He is represented by the British agency Panos Pictures.

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Frédéric Noy, La lente agonie du lac Victoria, Photography

Frédéric Noy

La lente agonie du lac Victoria, 2018 19.7 x 29.5 x 1.2 inch Photography

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Frédéric Noy is a French documentary photographer and photojournalist. A self-taught photographer, Frédéric Noy discovered Africa in 1987, while working as a deputy cultural attaché at the French Embassy in Tanzania. 

He was successively based in Tanzania, Nigeria, Sudan, Chad and Uganda where he finally settled in Kampala in 2012.

He discovers and documents the environmental problems around Lake Victoria, caused by the overexploitation of its resources, and pollution from agricultural or industrial activities. These photos are published by Le Figaro Magazine, L'Obs, Slate, Le Monde, among others, and allow him to win a Visa d'or magazine in 2019 and a World Press Photo in 2020.

He has also documented for more than seven years and five months, the daily life of LGBTQ+ communities in Rwanda, Burundi and Uganda, a country where having sex between adults of the same sex is considered a crime.

A freelance photographer, Frederic Noy is, in 2021, based in Nur-Sultan, Kazakhstan in Central Asia. He is represented by the British agency Panos Pictures.

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When was Frédéric Noy born?

The year of birth of the artist is: 1965