French but born in Brussels, Belgium in 1961, Philippe Graton has been taking photographs since his childhood.
In 1973, for his 12th birthday, he received a Kodak Instamatic camera. From that day on, he began photographing the world around him.
When he was fifteen, the French Lycée of Brussels opened a photo contest focusing on school life, allowing pupils to bring a camera to school. After winning the contest, Philippe kept bringing his camera in and photographing his daily life inside and outside high school.
At nineteen, he carried his camera with him in the French Army too and continued recording his soldier’s life.
When he returned to civilian life, he pursued his passion as a freelance journalist for several magazines, mostly military and adventure. He reported from Vietnam, Cambodia and Bosnia as a freelance, his photographs being distributed by Sygma.
Bhen his father, a comic strip author, asked for his help to self-publish... >> http://www.philippe-graton.com/about/