About

about

Emmanuel is a multi-award winning Director, DP, Producer, Writer and Photographer specialized in Wildlife Conservation, Science and History. Born in France, he majored in Filmmaking and Computer Science in Philadelphia, USA.

His interest in nature started in childhood and by the age of seven he had completely lined the walls of his room with posters of the animals he promised himself to meet one day in the wild. Since then, he had the chance to be chased by a great number of those very same animals, including Jaguars in Costa Rica or Guiana, Siberian Tigers, Amur Leopards, American Bisons, African Lions or European Wolves.

Fascinated by how a visual story can touch people, Emmanuel is using images to tell unknown and surprising stories inspiring people to care about the planet. He worked in Europe, Africa, Asia and America, and collaborated as Director or DP on major shows for BBC Natural History, Nat Geo WILD, Animal Planet or Discovery. Emmanuel also directed films/campaigns for WWF, BirdLife, Rewilding Europe and other organizations like Oxford University, Unesco, the European Union and National Parks throughout the world. Emmanuel photo stories have been published to a vast range of books and magazines.

Finally, Emmanuel is the founder of White Fox Pictures, a production company dedicated to create inspiring films raising awareness, change outlooks and behaviour, and ultimately making a difference in the field of conservation.

Emmanuel is currently living in Lyon, France, with his formidable wife and son.

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Awards & Nominations

2017

  • Travel Photographer of the Year – Highly Commended in the ‘Tales of Adventure’ category – Story about Tigers in Russia.
  • Nature Image Awards – Nominated in the Human & Nature category – Story about Tigers in Bhutan.
  • Siena International Photo Awards – Honorable Mention – “Fishing With Lights” (Kenya).
  • OASIS International Photo Contest – Honorable Mention in the ‘Mammal’ category – “Eurasian lynx” (France).
  • OASIS International Photo Contest – Runner up of the ‘Storyboard’ category – “Siberian tiger” Story (Russia).
  • Tech Doc Fest – Selection – ‘A Journey to Venus’.

2016

  • Nature Image Awards – First Prize in the ‘Man and Nature’ category – Story about Amur Tiger in Far East Russia.
  • FilmConvert Color Up Competition 2016 – Shortlisted – Film “Rewilding Europe“.
  • Deauville Green Awards – Silver Prize – Documentary “Zapovednik – When Men meet the Tiger in the Far East“.
  • Deauville Green Awards – Silver Prize – Documentary “La Dronne, Episode 1, the Discovery“.
  • National Geographic Short Film Showcase – Documentary “Zapovednik – When Men meet the Tiger in the Far East“.
  • Festival Curieux Voyageurs – Official selection – Documentary “Zapovednik – When Men meet the Tiger in the Far East“.
  • Cinema Ambiante – Environment Film Festival – Panorama Short Films, Out of Competition selection – Documentary “Zapovednik – When Men meet the Tiger in the Far East“.

2015

  • Nature Image Awards – Second Prize in the ‘Endangered Species’ category – Story about Amur Leopard in Far East Russia.
  • American Conservation Film Festival (ACFF) – Official selection – Documentary “Zapovednik – When Men meet the Tiger in the Far East“.
  • Wildlife Conservation Film Festival of New York (WCFF) – Official selection – Documentary “Zapovednik – When Men meet the Tiger in the Far East“.
  • Ukerdi Mountain Film Festival – Best Scenario – Documentary “Travel to Monte Perdido“.
  • Deauville Green Awards – Silver Prize – Documentary “Travel to Monte Perdido“.
  • Por El Planeta International Conservation Photography Contest – Amur Leopard – Land of Hope, nominated in People Choice Award.
  • Veolia BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest – Finalist Mammal category – Amur Leopard.
    Veolia BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest – Finalist Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year – Story on Amur Leopard.

2014

  • Nature Image Awards – Nominated in the Human & Nature category – Story about Lynx in France.
  • Montier en Der Interntional Photo Festival – Nominated – “Peter and Lemoyan” (Kenya).
  • Big Picture Natural World Photography Competition – Honorable Mention for Conservation Imagery – “Rhino Bodyguard” (Kenya).
  • Veolia BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest – Finalist Mammal category – Lynx in the snow (France).
    Veolia BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest – Finalist Wildlife Photojournalist of the Year – Story on Lynx (France).

2013

  • OASIS International Photo Contest – First Prize of the ‘Mammal’ category – “A Delicate Ocelot” (Costa Rica).
  • OASIS International Photo Contest – Second Prize of the ‘People’ category – “Fishing with Lights” (Kenya).
  • Nature Image Awards – Second Prize of the Human & Nature category – Story about rhinoceros in Ol Pejeta Conservancy (Kenya).
  • Nature Image Awards – story nominated in the Human & Nature category – Story about the Daphne Sheldrick Elephant Orphanage in Nairobi (Kenya).
  • Nature Image Awards – image nominated in the Mammals category. Ocelot in Corcovado National Park (Costa Rica).
  • Veolia BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest – 1 image finalist – Jaguars of Santa Rosa National park (Costa Rica).

2011

  • Melvita Nature Images Award contest – Third prize in “Year of Forest” Category – Forest in California (USA).
  • Montana CINE International Wildlife Film Festival – Honorable Mention for Still Photography – Finding Nature, Costa Rica Episode.
  • Veolia BBC Wildlife Photographer of the Year contest – 4 images semi-finalists.

2010

  • The international wildlife photo festival of Montier—en Der – 1 image selected – Forest in California (USA).