Philippe Chancel, born in France in 1959, is an economics graduate and journalist by training. His photographic work includes a data analysis phase validated by an on-site investigation. The world is his field of action, his destinations are selected, specific, and local within a global world. His photographic approach questions the present, preserves frames of reality, and cuts-out a concerned vision of the areas visited.
Since 2005, Datazone draws a constellation from 14 geographic locations: Pyongyang, North Korea (2005-2013) / Port au Prince, Haiti (2011) / Dubai, United Arab Emirates (2007-2011) / Tohoku Fukushima Daichi, along the Pacific coast of Japan (2011) / Kabul, Afghanistan (2012) / Marikana, South Africa (2012) / Astana Kazakhstan (2013) / Ogoniland, Niger Delta (2013), / Jericho, Jordan Valley, West Bank, Israel (2014) / Dharavi, Mumbai, India (2015) / Flint, Michigan, USA (2015) / Idomeni, Greece border Macedonia (2016)/ the Antarctic (2017)/ Northern and Southern districts of Marseille in France (2018)