Nicolas Jimenez is the director of photography of the French daily newspaper Le Monde. From 1999 to 2004 he worked with Jean-François Leroy for the international festival of photojournalism Visa pour l'Image. At the same time he studied European affairs at the Sorbonne University. In 2005, when Le Monde decided to become a major actor of the photo industry he became national photo editor until 2008, and then the head of the photo department. Le Monde is now one of the biggest photojournalism producer in the news industry.