"It's not how a photographer looks at the world that is important. It's their intimate relationship with it"

- Antoine d’Agata

b. 1961


Based in Paris, France


Available for commissions
& assignments

Born in Marseilles, Antoine d’Agata left France in 1983 and remained overseas for the next ten years. Finding himself in New York in 1990, he pursued an interest in photography by taking courses at the International Center of Photography, where his teachers included Larry Clark and Nan Goldin.

During his time in New York, in 1991-92, d’Agata worked as an intern in the editorial department of Magnum, but despite his experiences and training in the US, after his return to France in 1993, he took a four-year break from photography. His first books of photographs, De Mala Muerte, and Mala Noche, were published in 1998, and the following year Galerie Vu began distributing his work. In 2001, he published Hometown and won the Niépce Prize for young photographers. He continued to publish regularly: Vortex and Insomnia appeared in 2003, accompanying his exhibition 1001 Nuits, which opened in Paris in September; Stigma was published in 2004, and Manifeste in 2005.

In 2004 d’Agata joined Magnum Photos and in the same year, shot his first short film, Le Ventre du Monde (The World’s Belly); this experiment led to his long feature film Aka Ana, shot in 2006 in Tokyo.

Since 2005 Antoine d’Agata has had no settled place of residence but has worked around the world.

Selected works


Mala Noche: A Dark and Immersive Experience

Antoine d’Agata

Antoine D'Agata has traveled the world's darkest corners collecting images of characters from the night's furthest edges: prostitutes, addicts, war-torn communities, and the homeless, published in a book in 1998

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From the Magnum Shop

Most Recent


The Magnum Digest: October 30, 2020


I’m Starting to Feel the Pain

Antoine d’Agata

Theme | 31 Stories

Magnum Photos on COVID-19

Theory & Practice

The Accumulation of Images: Excess and Release

Antoine d’Agata

Past Exhibition
Belfast, Northern Ireland

Eleven Voices

Antoine d’Agata
Until Dec 21, 2019

Theme | 7 Stories

Magnum Creative

Past Workshop
London, UK

Alternative Approaches: Masterclass with Antoine d’Agata and Sohrab Hura

Magnum Photographers
Jun 22 - 24

Theme | 15 Stories

The Body

Past Exhibition
Busan, South Korea

Home, Busan

Magnum Photographers
Until May 8, 2019

Past Exhibition
Norwich, United Kingdom

The Body Observed

Magnum Photographers
Until Jun 30, 2019

Past Exhibition
Miami, United States

Miami Photo Fest Presents: CODEX, America 1986-2017

Antoine d’Agata
Until Mar 3, 2019

Past Workshop
Miami, USA

Pushing Your Boundaries: Workshop with Antoine d’Agata in Miami

Antoine d’Agata
Feb 22 - 26

Past Workshop
Beijing, China

Develop a Personal Project with Antoine d’Agata in Beijing

Antoine d’Agata
Nov 21 - 25

Past Exhibition
Milan, Italy

Home, Milan

Magnum Photographers
Until Oct 28, 2018

Past Exhibition
Köln, Germany

Home, Photokina

Magnum Photographers
Until Sep 29, 2018

Theme | 14 Stories


Theme | 11 Stories

On Photobooks

Past Workshop
New York, United States

What it Means to Be Here: Intensive Workshop with Antoine d’Agata in New York

Antoine d’Agata
Sep 9 - 11 · Fully booked

Past Artist Talk
London, United Kingdom

Antoine d’Agata in Conversation with Tim Clark

Antoine d’Agata
Jul 21 2018 · Fully booked

Past Exhibition
Tokyo, Japan

Home, Tokyo

Magnum Photographers
Until Jul 30, 2018
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