NEWS March 2017
- Coming back from Sardinia on a two years assignment with the National Geographic magazine to cover a major story in Europe. After Berlin, England, Ukraine, Turkey and France in 2016, new missions are planed this year in Serbia, Russia, Norway, Germany and France.
- Pursuing a two and a half years contract to photograph the complete rehabilitation of the museum of Provencal ethnography. Established in a 15th century Hotel Particulier in Arles, the Museon Arlaten was founded by Nobel Prize Frederic Mistral in 1899. Re-opening in 2018.
- Contract with the Musée Départemental Arles antique, first Roman antiquity museum in France after Le Louvre. Photography of the archaeological collections.
- Starting a new aerial photographic campaign on board of a gyrocopter for a major Public works Company (massive embankment on the Rhône River).
- After 28 months of photographing its recovery, the Roman boat AR3 operation has been achieved with success, published in the world edition of the National Geographic magazine with 70 millions readers in 170 countries (link), A 64 pages NatGeo Special issue is still available at the Arles Antiquity museum. Discovered on the banks almost simultanously, publication of a Pompeian style Roman frescoe in the October issue of the National Geographic US and several international editions.
STUDIO ATLANTIS provides the highest quality photography for the valorization of archaeological materials, historical sites and Natural science. The photographer's activity is essentially focused on working with museum institutions, national and regional administrations, Foundations and restoration laboratories in the Mediterranean Basin.
Rémi Bénali began his career in 1989 after receiving a Law Degree and was one of the youngest staff photojournalists at the Gamma Press Agency, with whom he collaborated for twelve years, including more than three years as a Foreign Press Correspondent based in the States. Coming from multicultural origins, it was a natural choice for him to specialize in the history and diversity of civilizations, to be attached for roots, traditions and cultural memory. His personal work depicts abstract images created by the passing of time. He has been the recipient of several photographic awards, such as a Picture Of the Year in Natural History and his work has been published by leading publications throughout the world such as Time, LIFE, Newsweek, Vanity Fair, Paris Match, Stern, El Mundo or the magazines Geo.
The photographer holds a dynamic regard on the sciences of the past, bringing a cinematic approach to his images of architectural heritage as well as in shaping light amidst the elegant shadows of the studio. His experience in covering over 80 countries allows for a reporter's connection and the ability to express a vitality with his subjects in the field. He use the best of current technology to create contemporary visuals that reflect a continually evolving science.