About Me

About me

Cyril Abad live and work in Paris as a freelance photographer for about ten years.
After having worked as an advertising and fashion photographer, from 2012 he will carry out documentary work with a singular and often shifted perspective on the place of man in society. He regularly collaborates with the magazine press through original and humorous reports such as « Blackpool, the Brexit holidays » or « The last dreamers ».
In 2016 he began a 3-year project on the original forms of religion in the United States, the preferred territory for his work.
This project called « IN GOD WE TRUST » offers a dissonant and offbeat vision of our contemporary societies. This project is published many times internationally and in France and is exhibited in 2019 at Visa Pour l’Image.

Member of Hans Lucas agency since 2015.

Major publications

October 2019 – NZZ  with  IN GOD WE TRUST project.
October 2019 – LE MONDE “L’Empire américain” with  THE LAST DREAMERS series
September 2019 – Dutch daily newspaper DE VOLKSKRANT with IN GOD WE TRUST project (6 pages).
September 2019 – WE DEMAIN with IN GOD WE TRUST project.
August 2019 – THE GUARDIAN with IN GOD WE TRUST project
May 2019 – LE FIGARO MAGAZINE withIN GOD WE TRUST project ( 10 pages)
March 2019 – Le MONDE  report on assignment JOHNNY (4 pages)
March 2019 – Le MONDE  report on assignment JUICERS (4 pages)
March 2019 – STERN MAGAZINE  with IN GOD WE TRUST project (10 pages)
December 2019 – Le MONDE  report on assignment NOËL CERNEUX (8 pages)

Autumn 2018  -winter 2019 – REVUE 6MOIS with IN GOD WE TRUST project (26 pages).
November 2018 – LA CROIX with IN GOD WE TRUST project
October 2018 – LE VIF (Belgium) with  IN GOD WE TRUST (6 pages)
october 2018 – AMERICA MOOK with THE LAST DREAMERS series
July 2018 – LE PARISIEN MAG with THE LAST DREAMERS series
February 2018  – EBDO MAG Report on assignment BREXIT (10 pages)
January 2018 – FISHEYE MAG with IN GOD WE TRUST project (8 pages)

October 2017 – D LA REPUBBLICA with IN GOD WE TRUST project (10 pages)
October 2017 – D LA REPUBBLICA with BLACKPOOL, THE BREXIT HOLIDAYS (10 pages)
June 2017 – WE DEMAIN – with BLACKPOOL, THE BREXIT HOLIDAYS  report (10 pages)
February 2017  – LIBERATION with BLACKPOOL, THE BREXIT HOLIDAYS report.
February 2017 – La VIE with BLACKPOOL, THE BREXIT HOLIDAYS  report (10 pages)

March 2013 – NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC FRANCE with LES SECRETS DES CHAMANES  (cover and 12 pages / redactor : Emmanuel Raoul)

Exhibitions

November 2019  –  BAIE DE SAINT- BRIEUC international Photojournalism Festival with IN GOD WE TRUST project
October 2019 – BARROBJECTIF FESTIVAL with IN GOD WE TRUST project.
September 2019 – VISA POUR L’IMAGE International Photojournalism Festival with IN GOD WE TRUST
September – november 2019 – GALLERY HASY (Nantes) with BLACKPOOL, THE BREXIT HOLIDAYS report.
April -may 2919 : OEIL URBAIN Festival with BLACKPOOL, THE BREXIT HOLIDAYS  project
November 2018 – February 2019 – LA SCAM Paris with IN GOD WE TRUST project
October – December 2018 – MAISON DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE de Toulon with THE LAST DREAMERS  series.
September 2018 –  VISA POUR L’IMAGE International Photojournalism Festival screening evening with IN GOD WE TRUST project.
July 2018 – FESTIVAL OFF ARLES screening evening with THE LAST DREAMERS series.
June – september 2016 – LES RENCONTRES PHOTOGRAPHIQUES DE VENDÔME with SAAMI RESISTANCE report.

Awards and Grants

2017 –  Winner of the MENTOR SCAM FREELENS AWARD
2017 – Winner of the MIAMI STREET PHOTOGRAPHY FESTIVAL
2016 –  Coup de coeur VISA pour l’image
2015 – Winner of the Fujifilm Regards doubles AWARD