Emilienne Malfatto is a freelance photojournalist covering post-conflict and social issues, mostly in Iraq.

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 featured by The Washington Post, The New York Times’ Lens blog, UNESCO, Doctors Without Borders (MSF), Le Monde, Libération, Le Figaro, among others. 

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


Contact: emilianamalfatto@gmail.com

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  • 2019: 

– Solo exhibition in La Grange aux Belles, Paris

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

– Shortlisted for the Magnum Foundation Photography and Social Justice Fellowship

  • 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:

– Winner of the Reporting prize organized by french media Revue XXI and radio France Info

– Finalist of the European Press Prize

– Solo exhibition in the Kurdish Insitute, Paris