Sophie Ristelhueber

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Sophie Ristelhueber (born 1949) is a French photographer. Her photographs concern the human impact of war. Ristelhueber has photographed extensively in the Balkans and Middle East. Her work has been exhibited at the Tate Modern and the National Gallery of Canada.[1][2]

Life and work[edit]

Ristelhueber was born in Paris, and currently resides there. Her work Fait examines the destruction wrought during the Gulf War.[3] In March 2010 she won the Deutsche Börse Photography Prize, which was presented to her by film director Terry Gilliam.[4][5]


  1. ^ Simpson, Peter (10 November 2015). "Photographs: A hit (at National Gallery) and a miss (at Ottawa Art Gallery)". Ottawa Citizen. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  2. ^ O'Hagan, Sean (25 November 2014). "The scars of war: how good is photography at capturing conflict?". The Guardian. Retrieved 5 March 2017.
  3. ^ "TateShots: Sophie Ristelhueber | Tate". Retrieved 29 March 2017.
  4. ^ "Photographer Ristelhueber wins Deutsche Borse prize". BBC. 18 March 2010. Retrieved 18 March 2010.
  5. ^ Beyfus, Drusilla (25 January 2010). "Sophie Ristelhueber: Deutsche Börse Photography Prize". London: The Telegraph. Retrieved 18 March 2010.