English and citizen French , he grew up in France, the US, the UK and Belgium – where he has graduated with a degree of photography from INRACI (Institut National de Radioélectricité et de Cinématographie) in Brussels. In parallel with his personal projects, he then began his career as freelance photographer, working with publications such as Der Spiegel, Surface-mag, Die WirtschaftsWoche etc…
Benoit currently focuses his work on the European landscape. His recent projects deal with the relation of artificiality and wilderness.
From 2013 till the end of 2014, he moved to Lebanon where he worked within the context of the Syrian refugee crises. In the resulting Land of the displaced, Benoit explored with a large format camera the relation between the physical and socio political landscape.
During 2006 and 2007, Benoit went regularly to the French town of Calais to document the living conditions of asylum seekers and migrants who tried to reach England. The documentary essay received the honors by INRACI jury and won the first prize of the Fortis photo awards. The work is part of the BNP Paribas Fortis Arts Collection & Historical Archives.
2016 Solo Exhibition: Land of the displaced organized by the BNP Paribas Fortis Arts Collection & Historical Archives
2016 Collective Exhibition: A Process 2.0” Krakow Photomonth
2015 Artist talk, Creativemornings Brussels: Shock
2014-2016 Ongoing project exploring the aftermath of the industrial revolution
2014-2015 Alpine Studies
2013-2014 Land of the displaced
2007-2012 Complete documentation of his grandfather’s work the sculptor William Chattaway
2007 Publication “La tête : sculptures depuis 1955”
2008 First prize of the Fortis photo awards,
2007 Graduated with honors by the INRACI jury
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