Guillaume Bonn: French-Malagasy, b. 1970
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For the last twenty years, Guillaume Bonn has reported on conflict, social and environment issues. He was one of the first on the ground to cover the Darfur crisis from inside Sudan for The New York Times and also reported in depth on the sexual abuse committed against children in Congo by United Nations peacekeepers. He has directed a number of documentaries, including “Peter Beard: Scrapbooks from Africa and Beyond” on the American artist, which was screened at the Sundance Film Festival and shown on TV channels worldwide. He worked as a cameraman on “Dying to Tell the Story”, a ninety-minute Emmy award winning CNN documentary made on his childhood friend and photographer, Dan Eldon killed in Mogadishu during the US failed “Restore Hope” operation. He was a contributor to Vanity Fair magazine for fifteen years, and covered a range of stories, including the conflict in North Uganda with the late writer, Christopher Hitchens, the murder of conservationist Joan Root near Lake Naivasha, the Paris Fashion Weeks and “Agony and Ivory” on the African elephants and the ivory trade. Bonn is a contributor to Everyday Africa and a creative visual content consultant for the perfume company Memo Paris. Bonn is the recipient of a PDN award, the POPCAP12 African contemporary photography, a grant from the Pulitzer center for crisis reporting and was nominated three times to the Pictet prize. He is the author of five monographs, including; “Le Mal d’Afrique: A Journey into Old and New Africa” and “Mosquito Coast, travels from Maputo to Mogadishu”.