Philip Poupin was born in the West of France in 1982. He graduated from Institut Français de Géopolitique (Université Paris VIII).
He has reported on the war in Darfur (2004, 2005), in Palestine (2005, 2006), in Afghanistan (2006, 2008, 2010, 2011), in Congo (2008), in Somalia (2008) and in Libya (2011). He was also five months in the Amazon Rainforest in 2007 to report on the illegal gold mines (Brasil) and on the illegal trafic of precious wood (Ecuador). This young but experimented photographer rarely travels for a few days. He likes to stay in one place for a few months to get to know the people he photographs and understand the conflicts that shake our world.
In 2005, he won the Grand Prix Paris Match du Photoreportage Etudiant for his pictures in Darfur. In 2008, the Festival Visa Pour l’Image in Perpignan screened his report on the illegal loggers in the Amazon Rainforest. His work in Afghanistan received the award of France Télivision for young reporters. His embed in 2010 with the US army permited him to be selected in the Grand Paris Match and to be exhibited in La Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) in Paris.
Philip currently works for Paris Match, VSD, Der Spiegel, El Mundo, L’Express, Le Point, The Sunday Times Magazine, The New York Times, Foreign Policy, …
Philip collaborates with the agencies Cosmos in France, Focus in Germany and Contacto in Spain.