José Nicolas

José Nicolas, at the border of photostory

    Born on April 4, 1956 in Casablanca, Morocco, José Nicolas began working as a photographer for a regional daily then for humanitarian organizations such as Médecins du Monde.

This mission allowed him to follow Bernard Kouchner in many countries, in Kurdistan, in Afghanistan, in the China Sea, in Lebanon.


For 12 years, José Nicolas worked for the Sipa-Press agency in Paris, for which he covered numerous Paris conflicts (Chad, the war in Liberia in 1990, the war in Lebanon from 1984 to 1986, Afghanistan, the Romanian revolution in 1989, Bosnia from 1991 to 1996, Somalia in 1992-93).


Since 1996, José Nicolas has been a freelance photographer. As such, he works for the press and for publishing.

José Nicolas has participated in numerous exhibitions in galleries and within the framework of festivals and institutions in France and abroad; he was also awarded the Humanitarian Action Prize in 1987 and the Marc Flamant Prize in 1994. His work has been the subject of numerous publications.