Born in Nantes in 1973, Vincent Jarousseau graduated in Art History and History at Paris I Panthéon-Sorbonne. He is a photographer – documentary filmmaker, member of the Hans Lucas agency since August 2015 and of the collective of independent journalists Les Incorrigibles. His photos are regularly published in the national and international press (Libération, Le Monde, La Croix, Le Pèlerin, l’Obs, La Vie, les Echos, Society, Marianne, Phosphore, Le Monde des ados, Revue XXI, Harper’s, Dissent Magazine, Das Magazin, Süddeutsche Zeitung, FOCUS…).


From 2014 to 2016, he undertakes the production of a long-term photographic documentary with the historian Valérie Igounet on the cities managed by the Front National. The result will be a book published by Les Arènes in February 2017, entitled L’illusion Nationale. This work, unprecedented in its form (a documentary recycling the codes of the photo-novel) has been widely acclaimed by critics. Between 2016 and 2018, he continues his work on the French fractures by documenting the daily life of several working-class families through the prism of mobility in Denain in the Nord. He is carrying out this project with the support of the Forum Vies Mobiles. This work will lead to the publication of a new photo-documentary novel, Les racines de la colère, published by Les Arènes (March 2019). This book will be the subject of numerous conferences and exhibitions in France, Germany and Spain. The book will be published in its German version by Blessing in March 2020.


Vincent Jarousseau was nominated in 2015 and 2016 for the Visa d’or for the best daily press report at the Visa pour l’image festival in Perpignan. He was selected by Photo magazine to represent the magazine at the Zoom award at the Salon de la Photo in Paris in 2016. In 2017, he was selected among the finalists of the Bourse du Talent (reportage category). In 2019, he was a finalist for the HIP Award, celebrating the best French-language photography book. In 2020, he was a winner of the France Info Award for news and feature comics. Vincent Jarousseau lives and works in Paris.


  • 2013 – Sainte-Geneviève des Bois (91) – Movimientos Series
  • 2015 – Perpignan (66) – Visa pour l’Image International Photojournalism Festival
  • 2016 – Perpignan (66) – Visa pour l’Image International Photojournalism Festival
  • 2017 – Paris (75) – Galerie Basia Embiricos – Series from the book L’illusion nationale
  • 2019 – Paris (75) – National Archives – Mobile/immobile exhibition – series from the book Les racines de la colère (The Roots of Anger)
  • 2019 – Paris (75) – Halle des Blancs manteaux – International Fair of Documentary Photography
  • 2019 – Lille (59) – Maison de la photographie – Mobile/immobile exhibition – series from the book Les racines de la colère (The Roots of Anger)
  • 2020 – Le Havre (76) – University Library – Series from the book Les racines de la colère (The Roots of Anger)
  • 2020 – Passaù (Germany) – Festival of European Weeks

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