MARTIN BERTRAND

  • Photographe
  • Reporter
  • Artisan d'images
  • Photographe
  • Reporter

Biography

Since his childhood, Martin Bertrand has always been attracted to the arts. His holidays were always accompanied by his disposable camera, his first step into this world. The discovery of photography really began at the age of 14. Of an hyperactive nature, he was quickly seduced by the instantaneity of the photographic medium.

After obtaining his baccalaureate, he naturally follows a professional training as a photographer which allows him to forge a solid technique and learn the workings of the profession.

Through his experiences, he quickly became aware of the power of photography and the possibilities that opened up to him in terms of travel and discovery. His curiosity allows him to take a unique look at his contemporaries and the world in which we live.

In June 2016, Martin choose Hans Lucas. The studio then makes a bet on its potential and decides to propel it.

Through his many personal projects, he is particularly interested in youth and geo-environmental issues. The 21st century and the upheavals that accompany it fascinate him in particular.

His latest projects were carried out in Southeast Asia where he was able to work for seven months. The most important of them is called The Face of Mekong. With the mythical Mekong River and its resources as its main theme, it provides a broad perspective on the geo-environmental issues related to development in the Indochina peninsula (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Thailand).
He also focused on Vietnamese and Laotian youth through the lens of street sports and urban culture.

In addition to his projects, Martin also responds to orders from the press, NGOs and private companies.

His work is regularly published in the French and international press (Le Monde, Libération, Washington Post, Le Figaro, Vice, Reporterre, Mr Mondialisation, Fisheye Magazine). They have been awarded several times, including the François Chalais Prize for the Young Reporter of the Year 2015 in the photo category. He was a finalist at the Grand Prix Paris Match du Photoreporter étudiant and was awarded the Young Talents Photo Prize by fotofever. These projects also include exhibitions and conferences.

Awards and Grants

2018

YOUNG TALENTS PHOTO PRIZE by fotofever
Winner for the project Oasis Kerlanic – In the heart of an autonomous community in central Brittany

MENTOR PRICE
Selected at Session #6 in Toulouse for the series Young Skaters of Ho Chi Minh City

 

2017

TERRES D’AVENTURES – SPONSORSHIP
Project The Faces ok Mekong

FINALIST AWARD PARIS MATCH PHOTO REPORT
Cuba: the valley of traditional and organic agriculture

 

2016

LAUREAT GRANT JTM (Young people all over the world)
Project Discovery of Cuba and its ambiguities

FESTIVAL TERRIMAGES – PARIS GEOGRAPHY INSTITUTE
Winner of the Public Award for the Legazpi series, Life in a Port in the Philippines

LAUREAT GRANT FRIJ
Project Discovery of Cuba and its ambiguities

 

2015

WINNER OF THE FRANCOIS CHALAIS AWARD OF THE YOUNG REPORTER OF THE YEAR IN PHOTO CATEGORY for the series Mont Mayon, man against a giant of nature

LONELY PLANET TRAVEL PHOTO PLANET PRIZE (Third place)

LAUREAT GRANT FRIJ
Project Mount Mayon, man facing a giant of nature

LAUREAT GRANT ID (Sustainable Initiatives)
Project Mount Mayon, man facing a giant of nature

Experiences

2018

CORPORATE – MAIF

CORPORATE – SNCF

BANGKOK (THAILAND) – Photo reports

LAOS – Photo reports

CAMBODIA – Photo reports

2017

VIET NAM – Photo reports

PIGIST – Le Mensuel de Rennes / Le Télégramme

JURY – GRANT JTM (Young People Across the World) Scholarship.

PIGIST – Agence France Presse (AFP)

JURY – GRANT FRIJ (Fond Rennais d’Initiatives Jeunes) in the International Mobility category.

2016

CUBA- Photo reports

STUDIO HANS LUCAS – Photographer member

CORPORATE – Beetle Biocoop – Culinary photography and reporting

2015

PHILIPPINES – Photo reports

2014

Sing Bury Orphanage, Thailand – Volunteer Mission
Animation and care for children – Bed construction and wall painting work

2013

Member of the international IGERS community bringing together INSTAGRAM photographers
Head of Rennes and Bretagne – Community Manager

Formations, diplômes et stages

2018

INSTITUTE FOR POLITICAL STUDIES – RENNES
Masterclass “Cinema, television and power” on the role of the image in politics.

2016

Three-month internship at Agence France Presse (AFP)

MJM GRAPHIC DESIGN – Rennes
Professional diploma of Photographer after a two-year training including Reportage, Studio, Advertising, Portrait,  Film Laboratory and Digital Retouching.

2015

Internship at the Contemporary Culinary Centre with the photographer Franck Hamel

Establishment of Defence Communication and Audiovisual Production (ECPAD)
Internship at the production unit, with army photographers

2014

Baccalaureate in Economics and Social Studies (ES)
Specialization Political Science