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Born in 1986, Benjamin Hoffman is a documentary filmmaker and a photographer with a journalistic education and background.

His essays and documentaries have been published in several newspapers or have been broadcasted on television internationally.

He has published several books, Beta Israël, the Remnant of Ethiopian Jewry, Testament Manouche, Au Bord, Farewell Cape Town (April 2019) and The Bay (to be published in June 2019).

He is mainly focused on documenting issues related to cultural migrations and population displacements.

He is a lecturer and gives photo and film workshops for various art schools and foundations.

Benjamin Hoffman also is the founder of the production company Asterias Productions dedicated to commercial and advertisement contents and the curator of the Studio Kameni project.

Press & Interviews selection.

British Journal of Photography - The Undiscovered work of Michel Kameni

FishEye Magazine - Farewell Cape Town, territoire de contrastes

L'Intervalle- Au Bord, le testament des oubliés

Vice Magazine - Trois ans avec les jeunes manouches de France                         

LCI - Testament Manouche                                                                      

France TV - Testament Manouche, la disparition d'une culture                            

Arte/TV5 Monde - Beta Israël, The Remnant of Ethiopian Jewry                        

Europe 1 - Carnets du Monde                                                                         

Canal + - Testament Manouche                                                          

France Info - Photojournalisme, attention danger                                            

Le Figaro - A la rencontre des jeunes manouches d'aujourd'hui



Exhibitions & awards.

October 2017 - Best documentary award for 'Aventure, retour au pays natal' at Festival International des Droits de l'Homme 

October 2017 L'autre, la rencontre, La Source, Villarceaux

July 2017 Testament Manouche , Les Rendez-Vous de Juillet, Autun 

June 2017 - Les Etoiles de la Scam for 'Aventure, retour au pays natal', Paris

April 2017 - Best documentary award for 'Aventure, retour au pays natal, at Festival International du Film Panafricain 

September 2016 - Testament Manouche , Les Champs Libres, Rennes                                                                               

Paris May/June 2016 - Testament Manouche , Galerie Loiseau, Paris

May/June 2016 - Testament Manouche , Galerie MDA, Rennes

March 2015 - BeitRukh / OmanSail , Art Sawa Gallery, Dubai

October 2014 - Moscow International Foto Awards. Honorable Mention.

July 2014 -  PX3 Paris Photo Prize. Silver Medal.

February 2014 - Suspensions , Galerie Les Bobines, Paris.

January 2014 - Eyes on Asia Award. Finalist.

November 2013 - Vies Partagées, Maison de l'Amérique Latine, Paris

August 2013 - Fondation pour le Logement Social Award.

July 2013 - MYanmar, carnet d'errances, Palais de Tokyo, Paris.

June 2013 - Beta Israël, les derniers juifs d'Ethiopie, CCJC, Paris.

October 2012 - Présentation du livre Beta Israël, Salon du livre du prix des correspondants de guerre, Bayeux.