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about | Niger Photographer Ollivier Girard. Real Authentic Editorial, Humanitarian, Advertising, Portrait, Reportage

Ollivier Girard is a worldwide published Africa and Middle East editorial and humanitarian photographer Niger. Specializing in portrait, reportage, humanitarian, and culture.



Ollivier Girard is a documentary photographer specializing in global development issues for international development organizations and magazines. Born in France, he studied social work and then worked in youth centers and international organizations in Guinea, Sierra Leone and DRC before pursuing photography professionally in 2006. "Photography can play an important role in changing perceptions and mobilizing opinions for advocacy and action." He works on complex subjects such as child protection, gender, climate change, food crises and others. "Despite the challenges people in my photos are facing, I seek to bring a sensitive and positive perspective to their stories." Ollivier helps clients create custom image libraries, develop photo content for reports, promotional materials, educational campaigns and create compelling media. His images express social realities using a visual language that combines the narrative depth of documentary narration and the aesthetic sensibility of the fine arts.

Clients: WTO/EIF World Trade Organization - ECHO European Union - Danish Institute for Human Right – MENCH Germany – UNFOUNDATION - ICRC/CICR - CARE - AFD Agence Française de Développement - Terre des hommes, Geneva – Gates Foundation – Chemonics - BuzzFeedNews – Story Hunter – Secours Islamique France - Kenyon College - University of Virginia - American Red Cross – WHO, World Health Organization – LWR, Lutheran World Federation - Johanniter International Assistance – University of Massachusetts - Johns Hopkins Hospital - The Arc of Baltimore - Pratt Library - Jewishweek, Washington DC - Wesleyan University - University of Maryland Medical Center - Baltimore Museum of Art - CIFOR - Freedom From Hunger - Washington Post – GIZ (PDDC, ProAgri) - PLAN International - Millenium Promise – UNICEF (Burkina Faso, Niger) - PSI - Fitima Foundation, Handicap Solidaire - Diakonia, UNFPA/SWEDD (Dakar, Chad, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote D’Ivoire, Niger) - The Guardian - Save The Children - TFO Canada Trade for Developing Countries