( Posted on: 04-May-2020 )
Farouk Batiche is a press photographer with over 20 years of experience in photojournalism, covering stories in Algeria, North African countries, and the Middle East.
Batiche began his career as a war journalist with the Newpress photo agency in Algiers in 1997, in collaboration with the press agency Sipa and Associated Press. From 2011, during the Arab Spring protests, he worked as a freelancer at Reuters. His photos from this period were shown during the ‘Special Arab Spring’ screening evening of the ‘Visa pour l'image’ exhibition in Perpignan, France in 2012.
Batiche then joined Agence France-Presse (AFP) in 2011, and worked as AFP’s permanent correspondent for Algeria until August 2016. He is the co-manager of the Deutsche Presse-Agentur (DPA) agency in Algeria.
His photos have been published in numerous publications, including Paris Match, The Guardian, and El País.
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