Gabriel Gauffre

Raised in Paris, Gabriel Gauffre received a Bachelor’s in Sociology and Human Sciences in 2010 from Université René Descartes Sorbonne Nouvelle. He left the French capital for London, U.K. in 2010, where he undertook an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography at the London College of Communication.

He produced “Occupy, an Identity”, a project looking at how the 2011 American protest movement which survived through its member’s will rather than its relevance. Later, he moved to China, broadening his horizons, while collaborating with agency Transterra Media.

There, he worked for local magazines, and covered China for numerous publications including Ouest France, Vice France, Delayed Gratification, in 2015 - 2016. He later collaborated on a regular basis with AFP, while producing more personal work in Shanghai.

His project “Brulures” was one of the winning projects for the Rencontres Photographiques du 10e, exhibited at Golf Photo Plus, shortlisted for the Belfast Photo Festival and Vantage Point Sharjah 9, at the Sharjah Foundation in Dubai.

His most recent project, “Bashur”, is a winner for the Reclaimed Award in Cologne, was shortlisted for the Taylor Wessing photographic portrait prize 2021, and is shortlisted for Encontros da Imagem, in Lisbon.


Phone numbers: 

France +336 50 07 28 87


Vice France

F-Stop Magazine

Ouest France



Het Neuwsblad

European Commission

The Boston Globe

Hackney Citizen


Fisheye Magazine


2021, Bashur, Encontros da Imagem, Lisbon (Shortlisted)

2021, Bashur, Screening, Nida Photo Festlival, Lithuania

2021 Brulures, Vantage Point Sharjah 9, Dubai, UAE

2021 Bashur, Taylor Wessing photographic Portrait Prize, London, U.K. (Shortlisted)

2021 Bashur, Solo, Reclaimed Award winner, Cologne, Germany

2021 Brulures, Group, Golf Photo Plus, The Chemistry of Feeling, Dubai, UAE

2021 Bashur, Group, F-Stop Magazine, Open call

2021 Brulures, Belfast Photo Festival, Shortlisted (Highly Commended)

2019 Brulures, Rencontres Photographiques du 10e, Paris, France

2017 Brulures, 2017 PhotogrAphy Grant, conceptual nominee

2016 Brulures, Solo, Basement 6 Collective, Shanghai, China

2015 Frozen China, Solo, French Cultural Center, Hangzhou, China

2013 Occupy, an Identity, Group,"Riot", Doomed Gallery, London, U.K.

2012-2013 Occupy, an Identity, "IT IS WHAT IT WAS" Final Show, LCC Spaces, London U.K. 

2011 – 2012 

London College of Communication
M.A. Photojournalism and Documentary Photography 


University René Descartes Paris 5
Bachelor’s in Sociology 

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