Éric Vazzoler was born near Paris in 1963. He studied russian language at La Sorbonne in Paris. Since 1986, he has been working as a freelance photographer for the french and german press : Stern, Der Spiegel, Libération, Le Point, La Vie.. Member of german agency Zeitenspiegel (Weinstadt), he is also a corporate photographer for some famous companies located in Bade-Wurtemberg : Bilfinger, Herrenknecht, Pfizer… Since his begining, he has been dedicating his work to the topic of the youth in Europe and the former soviet Union. 2006 : Nominated for the Prix Niepce ( most famous french prize ). 2008 : Grand Prix of Fotofestiwal in Lodz (PL). Several workshops with teenagers www.arguments.photo In addition to french, Éric speaks fluently russian, deutsch and english.