"I want to show the complexity of the world and situations I am in. I try to show both sides to a story, even if I don’t agree with it. There is no absolute truth."

- William Keo

b. 1996


Based in Paris, France


Available for commissions
& assignments

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William Keo’s work covers themes of migration, social exclusion and inter-community intolerance. William has, since 2016, covered the Syrian refugee crisis and the fall of the Islamic State, the 2018 civil war in Ukraine, the ongoing conflict in Darfur and Bangladesh as the Rohingya humanitarian crisis was unfolding. Closer to home, in France, his project Lost Paradise shares the stories of those who have migrated to the country seeking to make it their home and uncovered the complexities and hardships of doing so.

He joined Magnum photos as a nominee in September 2021.

Selected works

Arts & Culture

Nominee William Keo: “Everywhere I go, I learn a little more. There is no absolute truth.”

William Keo

French Photographer William Keo joined Magnum as a nominee in 2021. Here, he shares his photography and route to joining the agency.

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