Francois Beaurain

Paris, France

Hi, I am Francois from Paris. I am a freelance photographer and a visual artist mostly active in Africa. I started making gifs a few years ago while I was living in Liberia. I was looking for a new medium to depict this country so often shown in the media for its child soldiers and Ebola. I found that gifs were perfect to give a positive and playful image to this country. This first experience taught me a lot about the storytelling potential of cinemagraphs and I’ve since been creating new series wherever I travel.

Cinemagraphs by Francois Beaurain