Frédéric Sautereau

Born in 1973, Frederic Sautereau is a freelance photographer. His central themes are the dual notions of border and divide.
He was a member of Œil Public agency from 1998 to 2009.

Between July 1997 and April 2000 his work focused mainly on divided cities, namely Belfast, Nicosia, Mostar, Jerusalem and Mitrovica. The resulting series was exhibited at the Visa pour l'image festival in Perpignan 2001 and was regularly showned in the FNAC galleries of photography. His book on the theme, Des Murs et Des Vies (Of Walls and Lives) was published by Le Petit Camarguais in May 2002.

From June 2000 to August 2003, he devoted himself to the Lisières d'Europe (The Edges of Europe) project. This received the support of Label Paris Europe, the National Centre for the Plastic Arts, and the Hachette Foundation. His book The Edges of Europe was published by Autrement in April 2004. This work has been shown in France and Spain.


Elsewhere, his work on New York in the aftermath of the 11 September attacks has been shown in France, Germany, Switzerland and Portugal. His book N40°42'42'' W74°00'45'' was published by Editions 779 in September 2003.
This work is part of the National Fund for Contemporary Art.

In 2003 he received the Fuji Prize for a work on the wall separating Israel and the West Bank.

In 2006, he denounce the exactions of the Central Africans militaries against the populations in the North of the country. For this work, he received the Paris Match Award in 2008.

In January 2009, Frederic work in the Gaza strip. The resulting work chronicles the consequences of 3 weeks of war.


In March 2009, he worked in North-Kivu in the Democratic Republic of Congo documenting the displaced populations in this war ravaged region. He also realised a documentary for the Première Urgence NGO and a book Displaced.

In 2010, he received the Visa d'Or International Daily Press Award.    
Frederic has just finished work on Hamas in the Gaza Strip.



The Photograph of the Year 2011 Award. APPPF. (2011).

News Award from the International Scoop and News Festival. (2010).

Visa d'or International Daily Press Award. La Croix. (2010).

Nominated for the Visa d'or News Award. (2010).

Finalist in the CARE Award for Humanitarian Reportage. (2010).

Shortlisted for the Anthropographia Award for Photography and Human Rights. (2010).
Scam Roger Pic Award. Second prize. (2009).
Shortlisted for Carmignac gestion photojournalism Award. (2009).
International Photography Award (IPA). Honorable Mention. Category War/Conflict. (2009).
Paris Match Award. (2008).
POYi. Award of Excellence. Multimedia Feature Story. (2008).
Fuji France Award. (2003).
Hachette Foundation Grant. (2002).
FIACRE Grant. (2002).
Label Paris Europe Grant. (2002).
Talent Grant. (2000).
France Foundation Grant. (1999).
Creation Grant. (1998).




Pavillon Populaire, Montpellier, France. Collective exhibition. New York. September, 2001. (2010).

New York Photo Festival. New York, USA. Gaza : was it worth a war. (2010).

Inter Art Center Gallery, Beijing, China. Collective exhibition. Gaza : was it worth a war. (2010).

Festival du Film International des Droits Humains, Geneva, Switzerland. Collective exhibition. Gaza. (2010).
Scam, Paris, France. Gaza : was it worth a war. (2009). 
Bridge of the Machine, Geneva, Switzerland. Collective exhibition, Walls. (2009).
Junge Welt Gallery, Berlin, Germany. Gaza : was it worth a war. (2009).
Château de Versailles, Versailles, France. Collective : La guerre sans dentelles. (2009).
Bazementizid Gallery, in Heilbronn. Germany. Gaza : was it worth a war. (2009).
Bas-Saint-Laurent Museum. Rivière-du-Loup. Québec. Collective exhibition. (2008).
Culture Section of Lille University. Collective exhibition Borders. (2007-2008).
Contemporary Cultural Center of Barcelona. Collective exhibition Borders. (2007).
L’Art au Centre. Luoyang. China. Collective exhibition. (2007).
Lianzhou international photo festival. China. Collective exhibition. (2006).
Lyon Museum. Collective exhibition Frontières. (2006).
Photography workshop, in Besançon. New York. September 2001. (2006).
Bar Le Duc theatre, Lisières d’Europe. (2005).
L’Escale Gallery, in Levallois Perret. Some Walls and Lives. (2005).
Lectoure Festival, in Lectoure. Collective exhibition France O ma France. (2004).
Kunsthalle Gallery, in Erfut, Germany. New York. September 2001. (2003).
Festival de l’Image, in Le Mans. Some Walls and Lives.. (2003).
Culturgest. Lisbon. Portugal. Collective exhibition on the face. (2003).
779 Gallery, in Paris. New York. September 2001. (2003).
Cave de Courten. Sierre, Switzerland. Collective exhibition New York après New York. (2003).
Espace Miramar in Cannes. Collective exhibition on New York. (2002).
L’Elysée Museum. Lausanne, Switzerland. Collective exhibition. New York. (2002).
Le Petit Camarguais Gallery. Gallargues le Montueux. (2002).
FNAC galleries, Some Walls and Lives. (From 2001 to 2005).
International Festival of Photojournalism in Perpignan. Some Walls and Lives. (2001).
Festival du Scoop et du Journalism. Angers, Some Walls and Lives. (1998).



Festival d'Arles, Haiti. (2010).

Festival Visa pour l’Image, Central African Republic, a forgotten conflict. (2008).
Festival d’Arles, Central African Republic, a forgotten conflict. (2007).
Festival d’Arles off, New York. (2002).
Festival d’Arles off, Belfast, Northen Ireland. (1997).


Displaced, Democratic Republic of the Congo. Premiere Urgence Publisher.
Some Walls and Lives. Belfast. Mostar. Nicosie. Jerusalem. Mitrovica. Le Petit Camarguais Publisher.
Edges of Europe. Autrement Publisher.
N40°42’42’’ W74°00’45’’. 779 Publisher.



The Elysee Museum in Lausanne. (Switzerland).
The national Fund of Contemporary Art. (France).
Private collections.

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