Joan Bardeletti is a french photographer based in Paris.

He received a World Press Photo in 2010, a Getty Grant award in 2011 and an Innovation in Development Reporting Grant from European Journalism Center in 2013. His work is part of the BNF fund in Paris

He works regularly in assignment for press publications such as Géo Magazine, Le Monde, Stern, Marie Claire, l’Espresso as well as for Corporate companies, Institutions or NGO.

For 10 years now, he has been designing and producing long terme projects on Modern urban Africa : African Middle Classes (biggest study worldwide), food in african towns, emigration to Africa, ...

He cofonded Collateral Creations in 2010, a production company designing projects associating visual contents with research analytical contents. He is also a founding member of Studiofly, a company specialized in aerial photogarphy/video using drones

He is the author of the book « Petite Prospérité » (Small wealth) on African Middle Classes and of the book « I am not cheese boy », a road trip in Johhanesburg

+33 6 82 25 28 99 (France) /  +34 664 7625 08 (Espagne) 
Skype: joanbardeletti


African Middle Classes : Who are the 220 million Africans who no longer live in poverty and now own a “small wealth”? A 4 years long project teaming with 10 scientists. The biggest investigation worldwide on this issue

African Capitals daily: is a group of 4 French photograhers who take turns in immersing themselves for two weeks with an African newspaper in various capitals of the continent to broadcast their daily life


World Press Photo(2010)

Getty Grant (2011)

Innovation in Reporting Grant (European Journalism Center 2013)

Last Works

Smiling islam in Indonesia (publication in June 2015)

Loire Chateaus as you have never seen them (publication in June 2015)

Angola: the Eldorado of Latin Africa (Geo Magazine France)

Shale Oil Boon in North Dakota (for Geo Magazine France)

Bourse Kodak du Talent (2012)