For more than twenty years Philippe Chancel has been developing a photographic experiment in a fertile, complex, and rapidly advancing field between art, documentary and journalism. Philippe Chancel's work has been widely shown, and published in France and overseas in leading magazines. "DPRK", his vision of North Korea, was shown for the first time in the Rencontres d'Arles ( 2006), followed by other international exhibitions (Berlin, London). His "Emirates project" was presented to the 53rd Bienniale de Venise (Abu Dhabi pavilion). At the end of 2009, Philippe Chancel published Desert Spirit (Xavier Barral editions). Philippe Chancel's work is present in numerous private collections, as well as in the Société Générale collection, the Deutsche Bank collection, the City of Lyon and the National collection of contempory art.