Remi began his career in 1989 after receiving his Law Degree. He worked with the photo agency Gamma for twelve years, including three years as a Press Correspondent in New York City. He has been working independently since 2002 and lives in Provence. His journeys have led him to over 80 countries --from the North Pole to the Sahara Desert and the remote jungles of Sumatra to the high plains of Tibet. Specialized in travel photography, his work depicts the living remnants of a vanishing past with a focus on traditions, tribal cultures and man’s relationship with Nature.
An award-winning photographer (Natural History Award at the Picture Of the Year competition in 1997 for which his photograph « Dolly The Sheep » for Life magazine was also selected as one of the 100 Pictures of the Century, Alfred Eisenstaedt Nominee and Society of Publication Designers Award 1998, Award of Excellence by Communication Arts 2003, First Prize «People & Cultures» at the Travel Photographer Of The Year 2005), Remi Benali`s commercial clients have included Apple and Disney. His editorial work appears in numerous international publications such as Time, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, the Sunday Times, Paris-Match, Le Figaro Magazine, Stern, El Mundo and La Repubblica. He has also photographed two expeditions in Africa on assignment for the National Geographic Society. .
Celebrating 20 years of documenting the diversity and wonders of our world, Remi Benali opens the Nature & Cultures Photo Gallery in Arles in Spring 2009, presenting a rotating selection of Limited Edition Fine Art Prints as well as the possibility to choose from Remi's extensive collection photographed on the five continents.