Bio & CV

Erwan, born in 1985, has a geography formation and do regularly missions with Doctors Without Borders on humanitarian emergency crisis, as in refugee camps or internal displaced people (Bangladesh, Ethiopia, Niger, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania) ou sur des épidémies (cholera, Ebola fever, Lassa fever, meningitis, measles, …).

Arrived in Burkina Faso in 2013 as part of a project to update the mapping of the country, Erwan decided to devote himself fully to his passion for documentary photography.

Portrait d'Erwan Rogard

In visit in Europe to see his family, his plane lands on the evening of 29 October 2014 in Ouagadougou. Next morning the National Assembly was in flames. The Blaise Compaoré regime drew to a close. It was his first direct experience with the uprising of a people … a revolution. Therefore, he decide to follow the entire process leading the Burkina Faso to democratic elections.

Now based in Niger between his missions for MSF, he continues his practice of documentary photography either on personal projects or in collaboration with NGOs (Action Against Hunger, Association Sister Emmanuelle, Médecins Sans Frontières, Humanity & Inclusion) and punctually with some donors (Agence Française de Développement, United Nations).

Some of his images appeared in the press (La Croix, Libération, Jeune Afrique, Journal du Dimanche).

He has exhibited his work on the popular uprising in Ouagadougou and he also had the opportunity to exhibit in Nyarugusu camp – Tanzania, some portraits of refugees made in the same camp for the World Refugee Day 2015 in partnership with the UNHCR.

Erwan is distributed since 2015 by the French agency IP3 Press.