born in 1979 in Vénissieux (France), lives in Tokyo (Japan)
After graduating as a mechanical engineer in 2001, Jérémie Souteyrat started working in a company and took his first travel pictures. He first went to Japan in 2005, and fell in love with it at the first sight. He decided to focus on photography, and produced a photo report about young Afghan migrants in Paris, which was published in many newspapers and magazines in France and was shortlisted for the Bourse du Talent Kodak/Photographie.com (an award for young emerging photographers).
In order to discover a new culture and way of life, Jérémie quit his job and settled in Japan. Currently based in Tokyo, he receives assignments from the most prestigious French and European newspapers and magazines (Le Monde, Libération, Elle, etc.), for documentary, portraits and architecture photography. In each field, his work is focused on the human being and influenced by Asian movies directors, like Hou Hsiao Hsien or Edward Yang.