Charles Habib, born 1949 in Geneva, started his photographic career in 1967.
In August 1969 covering the beginning of the Northern Ireland conflict for a Swiss magazine, he met in Londonderry Gilles Caron from the Gamma Photo agency in Paris.
During the week he stayed with him, he learned all what he knows about photojournalism.
1968-1974: Portugal under Dictator Salazar, the conflict in Northern Ireland, Kurds in Eastern Turkey, drug addiction and, of course, students’ unrests.
1974 - 1976
For Gamma Photo Agency and Sipa Press: Italy, England, Switzerland, Thailand, Singapore, Japan, the Wars in Vietnam, Laos and Angola.
His photographs appeared in many international magazines including Time, Newsweek, Paris-Match, Stern, Epoca, Jeune Afrique, Schweizer Illustrierte, NZZ.
For family reasons Charles left photography and started a 35 years career in industrial electronics.
Having sold his company, he realized he had very little time left to meet people again with his camera.