Phil Le Gal is a documentary photographer from Brittany, Western France. His work focuses on the consequences of geography and the ones of globalization. In previous years he worked on long-term projects and documented aspects of life in China, The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), former Soviet countries (Belarus), Nigeria, UK, Ireland, France and Europe in general.

He studied photography at Central St Martin's before completing a Masters degree in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, with Merits, at the University of the Arts, London College of Communications in 2014.

In 2014 Phil Le Gal founded The New Continent, a slow journalism long term project and platform with the aim to document the stories of people living within or outside Europe’s Schengen borders. The New Continent work has been published on international media to illustrate the 2015/2016 European refugee crisis.

Phil Le Gal’s photographs have been exhibited in the UK, France, Japan, United States, Germany and Belgium. His work has also been published in national online and printed magazines. Phil Le Gal is a Getty contributor and also the founder of PhotoScratch, exchange and networking platform dedicated to showing new works of documentary photography.

Phil Le Gal lives and works now in Berlin, and is frequently on the move in Europe and beyond. You can get in touch with him here

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