Nicolas JIMENEZ

Director of Photography | LE MONDE

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.

 

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1.      Quelle a été votre première profession ? 

Je m'occupais de la photo politique au journal le Monde.

2.      Quel est votre rôle actuel et qu’implique-t-il ? 

Je suis directeur de la photo du journal, je m'efforce d'organiser et imaginer les meilleures façons de raconter l'actualité aux gens. Cela implique d'anticiper sur les nouvelles pratiques, les nouveaux usages.

3.      Comment avez-vous pris conscience que le monde de la création était le bon pour vous ? Est-ce un épisode de votre vie en particulier auquel vous rattachez cette découverte ? 

Je ne me suis jamais demandé si c'était le monde de la création était le bon monde pour moi. Je fais toujours ce que j'ai envie, c'est ça mon monde.

4.      Au cœur de l’industrie dans laquelle vous évoluez, comment et d’où puisez-vous l’inspiration afin que votre travail demeure original, innovant et pertinent ? 

Je voyage beaucoup, et je rencontre beaucoup de photographes pour mon travail. Mais les prises de conscience viennent souvent en se confrontant à d'autres professions, d'autres univers, artistiques ou créatifs.

5.      Si vous ne deviez choisir qu’un seul projet dont vous êtes le plus fier, particulièrement en termes de créativité et d'innovation plutôt que de reconnaissance, quel serait-il ? 

Animer l'équipe avec la quelle je travaille est le projet créatif dont je suis le plus fier.

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