Samuel Turpin s a photojournalist, a member of the prestigious Gamma agency and a regular collaborator of Radio France Internationale.
Since 1998 he has lived in conflict zones and humanitarian emergency zones, where he has developed a heightened awareness of the issues of migratory movements, natural resources and their exploitation.
He has also worked for 10 years with Fondation Hirondelle, an organization of journalists based in Lausanne (Switzerland), which creates and supports media organizations in crisis zones. He has acquired sound experience of project managing in difficult situations and of working in partnership with international cooperation bodies.
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