Between 2002 and 2006, he worked in Israel and Palestine and was awarded two distinctions in the Prix Photographie Ouverte from Charleroi Photography Museum. A year later, his work â€śGaza : summer rainsâ€ť received special acclaim in the Bayeux-Calvados Award for war correspondents.
In 2007, he started going regularly to the Democratic Republic of the Congo, bringing back an important body of work: Congo in Limbo was published in a book (Le Bec en Lâ€™Air, 2010), showed in many exhibitions and has earned him seven international distinctions, including a World Press Photo Award and the Olivier Rebbot Award from the Overseas Press Club of America.
Shortly after, he decided to work on South Sudan and his series â€śLand of Cushâ€ť (Le Bec en Lâ€™Air, 2013) was awarded the Prix SCAM Roger Pic in 2012.
In 2013, he was invited in residence by the Festival ImageSinguliĂ¨res' and give his own vision of the city of SĂ¨te in the book SĂ¨te#13.
Since then, he has been exploring new forms of storytelling and has experienced the realisation of a web-documentary : Broken-Hopes, Osloâ€™s Legacy, for the 20th anniversary of the signing of the Oslo Accords.
Text by: Jon Lee Anderson Publisher: Le Bec en l'Air (2013) 112 pages Size: 21 x 28 cm
Congo in limbo
"Congo in Limbo" is the photographic essay done by Cedric Gerbahye conducted in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), resulting from the time spent and his rigorous commitment. His viewpoint encompasses the complexity and intracies of an overlooked conflict.
Stephen Smith, journalist and writer, Africa specialist,
Andrew Philip, researcher on the DRC for Amnesty International,
Christian Caujolle , founder of the VU Agency and Gallery, provide telling commentaries on the visual and journalistic investigation, which sheds essential light on the Africa of the Great Lakes. Gerbehaye Cedric is a member of VU Agence. His work "Congo in Limbo" has won seven international awards, including a World Press Photo, the Amnesty International Media Award and the Olivier Rebbot Award from the Overseas Press Club of America. Text by: Stephen Smith, Christian Caujolle, et Andrew Philip Publisher: Le bec en l'air (2010) 232 pages Size: 21,4 x 28,3 cm
2013 - Prix AFD du webdocumentaire - Broken Hopes, Oslo's Legacy
2012 - Prix SCAM - Roger PIC - Land of Cush
2011 - Bourse FNAC - Land of Cush
2011 - Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting Grant
2010 - Magnum Foundation Emergency Fund
2008 - World Press Photo - General News: 3rd prize stories- Congo in Limbo
2008 - POY - Pictures of the year Third Place
2008 - Best of Photojournalism - International News Picture Story - Congo in Limbo
2008 - The Olivier Rebbot Award - Overseas Press Club of America - Congo in Limbo
2008 - Amnesty International Media Award - UK
2008 - Scoop International Festival of Angers, News series Award.