Bénédicte Desrus is a Documentary Photographer. She is represented by Sipa Press and covers breaking news for Reuters, working throughout Europe, East Africa, the United States and Latin America.
Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Harper’s magazine, The Wall Street Journal, Time, Courrier International, Le Monde, The Star, Marie Claire, Internazionale, De Volkskrant, Grazia, Elle, Henne, Neon and The Sunday Times Magazine among others.
She focuses on humanitarian and social issues around the world and is currently concentrating on a long-term project documenting global obesity.
Her photography explores the lives of people ostracized by society, and the communities they form to survive and find respect. She often spends months with her subjects. Recent stories explored the lives of elderly sex workers living in a shelter in Mexico City and the persecution of homosexuals in Uganda.