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WILLOCQ, Patrick

PORTRAIT-WILLOCQ02Born in 1969 in Strasbourg, France.

Lives and works in Hong Kong and Kinshasa.

Patrick Willocq is a self-taught photographer for 25 years. He has lived 32 years outside France, including 7 years in DR Congo. The series On The Road From Bikoro to Bokonda, DR Congo won the 2012 AFD best photo Award ans exhibited in over 10 international festivals including Paris Photo 2012 and Photo Off (Paris) 2013. Other photographic works include The 4 Seasons in Shanghai, exhibited at the European Festival of Nude Photography in Arles, Walé O Konga I, exhibited at Portrait(s) (Vichy; France). With I Am Walé Respect Me, a series about an initiation ritual among Ekonda pygmies, Patrick Willocq is a finalist of the LensCulture Exposure Awards 2013 and has been selected to form part of the British Journal of Photography « the Ones to watch in 2014 ».

Portrait of Patrick Willocq : Robin Pompey.