Olivier Grunewald

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Olivier Grunewald
Born 1959
Paris
Nationality  French
Education Centre de Formation des Gobelins, Paris
Occupation Photographer
Spouse(s) Bernadette Gilbertas
Children daughter Fanny
Awards World Press Photo (1995) (2002) (2004) (2011),[1] BBC Wildlife Photo Contest

Olivier Grunewald (born 1959) is a French photographer and author, with the main focus on nature, landscapes and wildlife.

Olivier Grunewald was born in Paris in 1959. He started photographing birds at the age of 14.[2]

He studied commercial advertising photography at the Goblins School of the Image, in Paris.[3] After his studies he began working as a freelance photographer specializing in sports, mountaineering and rock climbing and continued climbing and photographing for the next 10 years with a medium format camera.[4][5]

Later in his career he switched to a large format camera and began to focus more on the wild nature, and a long term project on volcanoes. He travels all over the world and collaborates on projects with his wife, Bernadette Gilbertas, a geographer and journalist. [2][5]

He has also produced documentaries on Wild Earth for Science and Nature magazine.[6]

Since 1997, he specializes in volcanoes and travels the world to illustrate the diversity of the phenomena and the volcanic landscapes.

Awards[edit]

  • Fondation de la Vocation (French), 1988 [4]
  • 4 World Press Photo Awards: 1995 (leatherback turtles in French Guiana), 2002 (Northern lights), 2004 (volcanoes of Kamchatka), 2011 (Nyiragongo volcano)[1][7]
  • distinguished by the Wildlife Photographer of the Year, a contest organized by the BBC and the Natural History Museum of London.

Publications[edit]

His work is published in major French and foreign press, including Le Figaro Magazine, GEO, Great Features, VOD, BBC Wildlife, Focus,[1] Airone,[2] National Geographic.
He has also co-authored 15 books:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Olivier Grunewald, Bernadette Gilbertas (2005). Canyons - au pays des Roches rouges. Nathan. pp. book jacket. ISBN 2-09-261100-3. 
  2. ^ a b c "Interview with Oliver Grunewald in Ornithomedia (in French)". ORNITHOMEDIA. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  3. ^ Article about Olivier Grunewald in Gralon (in French)
  4. ^ a b "Author profile on Piterak". Piterak. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  5. ^ a b "Featured Photographer in Wild Wonders of Europe project". Wild Wonders of Europe. Retrieved 5 May 2010. 
  6. ^ Profile of Olivier Grunewald on Livres Photos (in French)
  7. ^ Archive of World Press Photo contest

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