MATTHIEU PALEY | Photographer | Paris, France


Matthieu Paley is a freelance photographer based in Turkey, and a regular contributor to National Geographic.

Over the last 17 years, Matthieu’s passion for the human nature has taken him all over the world. He likes to focus his camera on regions that are misrepresented or misunderstood.

Matthieu also uses video and writing to open people’s eyes on our common humanity. He has published several books of his work (on Afghanistan’s Pamir mountains, Mongolia, Siberia and on the Evolution of Diet) and his fine-art images have been shown in solo exhibitions worldwide.

Over the course of his career, Matthieu has learned six languages (including Urdu!), feeding his passion to connect with the people he meets and helping him to instill a sense of intimacy into his images. He has been coming to Pakistan since 1999, one of his favorite country in the world.

Instagram : @paleyphoto
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Pakistan Photo Festival is the 1st international photography festival showcasing work of regional, national and international photographers, in Pakistan. Pakistan photo festival is a unique festival, which will call for the photography with narratives and stories of the globe. The idea is to introduce and cherish a unique form of Photography and to expose the various narratives on social, cultural, ethnic perspectives and distinct issues of human rights struggles and challenges.