Emilienne Malfatto is an award-winning photojournalist covering post-conflict and social issues.

She studied in France and Colombia and graduated from Sciences Po Paris in 2013. She then worked for the Agence France Presse (AFP) in France and on the Middle East regional desk. In early 2015 she moved to northern Iraq as a freelancer. She now lives between Iraq and Southern Europe, with occasional reporting in Latin America.

Her work has been exhibited internationally and featured in The Washington Post, The New York Times, UNESCO, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Le Monde, among others. 

She is also the author of the novel « Que sur toi se lamente le Tigre » (Elyzad). 

Emilienne is a member of Women Photograph and Frontline Freelance Register. She is available for assignments.


Contact: emilianamalfatto@gmail.com

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  • 2020: 

– Exhibition – Visa pour l’Image

– Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award: Honorable mention

– Exhibition – PhotoSchweiz, Zürich

  • 2019:

– IAFOR Documentary Photography Award: Grand Prize winner

– UNICEF Photo of the Year award: Honorable mention

– Marilyn Stafford FotoReportage Award: finalist 

– Exhibition – La Grange aux Belles, Paris

– Photo Doc – In Frame award on the theme: « New Arab world »: finalist

– Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellowship: finalist

  • 2018:

– Participant to the NOOR-Nikon masterclass in Turin, Italy

– Featured at Visa pour l’Image festival screenings

– Recipient of the Stanley Greene / NOOR Scholarship

  • 2017:

– Participant to the New York Portfolio Review

– Participant to the NOOR-Nikon workshop in Bayeux, France

– Grantee of the Marcel Bleustein-Blanchet Foundation

  • 2016:

– Participant to the IWMF’s Adelante reporting trip in La Guajira, Colombia

  • 2015:

– Reporting prize organized by french media Revue XXI and radio France Info: winner

– European Press Prize: finalist

– Exhibition – Kurdish Institute, Paris