École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales Social anthropology
Université Paris-Descartes - Cross-cultural and clinical psychology
About Didier Mayhew
Before getting into photography, Didier worked for years with refugees, prisoners and victims of trauma. His professional path, as an anthropologist and a psychologist, led him to conduct researches in the Himalayan regions where he decided to remain. Since 2009, he lives in Nepal and acts as volunteer within a local group to bring support to landless families living on the margins of Nepalese society. His immersion in the slums, the dumps and the nomadic camps made him choose to dedicate himself to photography and in particular to long-term documentaries, with a focus on social issues that remain little-known. He currently works on a new project which takes root in Southeast Asia and marks a change in his work. A photographic narrative in which evocations and questions are mingled together in a free and personal tone.