Photojournalism | Nominiert

Chloe Sharrock

Paris / FR

The road of death


On the 2d of April 2022, as Russian forces withdrew from the outskirts of Kiev, the world was shocked to discover the horror left behind. For the first time since the conflict began on February 24th 2022, images of massacred civilians are revealed in the world's media.

While all eyes are on Bucha, I drive along a stretch of the E40 motorway, linking the capital to the west of the country. The scene is horrifying. Charred cars litter the road, and as many dead bodies frozen in flight, most of them civilians.

That day marked a turning point in the war. On that day, the world discovered what the Russian army is capable of, to the detriment of any law of war and any humanity.

On the next day, those pictures were on the front page of french newspaper Le Monde, to denounce for the first time the war crimes committed by Russia against Ukrainian civilians.


Born in 1992, Chloe first enrolls in Art History studies, specializing in the artistic trends of the 14th to the 17th century, a field still deeply influencing the aesthetics of her work today. But, motivated by a dire need to bear witness of the world’s turmoil, she decides in 2017 that her medium will be photography. Since then, she focuses mainly on the Middle-East, and more recently Ukraine, with stories exploring violence and conflicts in all of its forms. In 2019, her commitment to women's rights takes her to India, where she produces the story "Sugar Girls" about coerced hysterectomies, that will be exhibited at Visa Pour L'image the following year and awarded with grants from the CNAP (Centre National des Arts Plastiques), La Scam and the French Ministry of Culture. In 2021, she joins the French agency MYOP. Her work has been published in the international press such as Le Monde, The Washington Post, Libération, Stern...

Prizes and grants

  • October 2018- Press Prize, Salon Photo Paris, for “Gaza’s longest night”
  • February 2019 - Press Prize “Gaza’s longest night” at CP+ Festival in Yokohama, Japan
  • March 2020 - Nominated for Joop Swart Masterclass by Hideko Kataoka, Newsweek Japan.
  • May 2020 - Grant from the CNAP (National Center of Fine Arts) for « Sugar Girls »
  • June 2020 - Grant « Brouillon d’un Rêve » by La SCAM for « Sugar Girls»
  • September 2020 - Grant for women photojournalist from the French Ministry of Culture / Visa Pour L'image
  • March 2021 - Nominee Leica Oskar Barnack Award

Exhibitions - April 2022 - Grant “Grande commande photographique” by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France and the French Ministry of Culture.