NEWS OCTOBER 2021

- The truth about the Gladiators of Rome. Publication last August of a feature story in the National Geographic magazine. Photographed in 7 countries during the last couple of years despite the pandemic (link)

- Commissionned since 2014 to photograph the impressive collection of Arles archaeological museum, second largest Roman antiquity museum in France after Le Louvre. 

- Commissionned since 3 years to document the complete restauration of the Musée de Provence in Arles (Museon Arlaten), the first ethnographic museum established in France. Set in a beautiful 15th century Hotel Particulier, the cost of restauration and scenography approaches $ 30 millions.

Lately

-  Publication last February  in the National Geographic of a photograph of an original Neanderthal skull surrounded by Homo Sapiens skeletons made at the Musée de l'Homme in Paris, France.

- Restauration of archaeological pieces discovered in the South of France for INRAP (National Institut of Archaeological Research - Ministry of Culture).

- Drone assignment. Roman monuments in the city of Nîmes-France for the archaeological association Urbs Antiqua.

Before the pandemia

- Attending in January 2020 the National Geographic Storytellers Summit in Washington DC and the NatGeo photographers annual meeting.

- A major story regarding the origins of Europe and the First Europeans for the Geographic was published in the 2019 August issue and its numerous foreign languages editions. This challenging assignment began in 2016 for more than two years with a production made in 10 countries (link). It follows a story regarding the recovery and the restauration of a gigantic Roman boat discovered in the depth of the Rhone River (2014 - link).

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, private collectors 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. Remi is now a regular contributing photographer to the National Geographic magazine.

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 100 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.

   

 STUDIO ATLANTIS

ARLES - FRANCE

 remibenali@yahoo.com

 

   www.remibenali.com

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   National Geographic magazine

   The Photo Society

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

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