Florence Gallez (fgallez@alum.mit.edu)

Florence Gallez

Florence Gallez is an independent documentary photojournalist and black-and-white photographer from Brussels, Belgium, currently based in Paris. Gallez received a BA degree in English and Russian from the University of London in 1996, an MSc in journalism from Boston University in 1999, and a digital media-focused MSc in Comparative Media Studies from MIT in 2012. She spent eight years as a Moscow-based journalist covering Russian politics, economics, society, and culture for The Moscow Times, the U.S. publisher Bureau of National Affairs (Bloomberg BNA), and most recently CNN's Moscow Bureau. In December 2017 Gallez published her first photo book, 'Flow and Reflections', a photographic journey through Russia, Cuba, Belgium, and the United States, whose photographs were first presented in her debut exhibition of the same name in Moscow on March 13-15, 2015. As a photographer of social documentaries, she seeks to bring more visibility to people who are in challenging situations and often not cared for by society, especially women and children. In Paris, she is contributing local and international news and social documentaries to the French photo agency Wostok Press. Her other clients include Dodho Magazine and Social Documentary Network. Website Thesis: A Proposal for a Code of Ethics for Collaborative Journalism in the Digital Age: The Open Park Code