Gabriel Gauffre

Gabriel received in Paris a Bachelor’s in Sociology and Human Sciences in 2010. After working as a journalist in Photo Magazine, he left the French capital for London, U.K. in 2010, where he undertook an MA in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography. 

There, he strayed from traditional journalism and explored different sides of documentary photography, and more concept driven bodies of work. After a year of working in a local paper and working on analogue based projects, he decided to try his luck in China, to broaden his horizon and collaborate with agency Transterra Media.

In Hangzhou, he was exhibited at the Alliance Française (French cultural center), worked for local magazines, and covered China’s incredible fake Paris for numerous publications including Ouest France, Vice France, Delayed Gratification in Europe throughout 2015 and 2016. He kept on learning Chinese and Japanese, until he moved to Shanghai.

There, he worked on projects mixing medias using writing, photography, and archives, and started working with AFP as a photographer.

He is now back in Western Europe and on the move, working on different projects in and outside Paris, while keeping his connection with Asia alive.


Phone numbers: 

China +86 181 2245 6465

France +336 50 07 28 87


Vice France

Ouest France



Het Neuwsblad

European Commission

The Boston Globe

Hackney Citizen


Work (selection)

2016/12/16 Fundraiser for Doctors Without Borders — at the Baseco space , during a screening of Shutka Book of Records — Shanghai, China

2016/12/4 Cinéma documentaire les fragments d'une histoire — organization of Jean-Louis Comolli's groundbreaking documentary screening. First screening in Asia, in collaboration with Baseco Shanghai — Shanghai, China

2016/08/12 The Shanghai Vampire: What a year in Shanghai has taught me about photography, people, money, and blood sucking ghouls for CNCreate. — Shanghai, China


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

2017 Brulures, conceptual nominee for the 2017 PhotogrAphy Grant

2016 Brulures, Basement 6 Collective, Shanghai, China

2015 Frozen China, French Cultural Center, Hangzhou, China

2013 Occupy, an Identity, "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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