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Jonathan Alpeyrie

War Photographer; Held Captive by Syrian Rebels for 81 Days; Author of "The Shattered Lens"

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 Jonathan Alpeyrie Biography

Born in Paris in 1979, Jonathan Alpeyrie moved to the United States in 1993. He graduated from the Lycée Français de New York in 1998, and went on to study medieval history at the University of Chicago, from which he graduated in 2003. Alpeyrie started his career shooting for local Chicago newspapers during his undergraduate years. He shot his first photo essay in 2001 while traveling the South Caucasus. After graduating, he went to the Congo to work on various essays, which were noticed and picked up by Getty Images, and signed a contributor contract in early 2004. In 2009, Jonathan became a photographer for Polaris images

Alpeyrie has worked as a freelancer for various publications and websites, such as the Sunday Times, Le Figaro magazine, ELLE, American Photo, Glamour, Aftenposten, Le Monde, BBC, and today he is a photographer for Polaris Images, with whom he signed in February 2010.

Capturing history was Jonathan’s job but he never expected to become a news story himself. For a decade, the French American photojournalist had weaved in and out of over a dozen conflict zones. He photographed civilians being chased out of their homes, military trucks roving over bullet torn battlefields, and too many bodies to count. But on April 29, 2013, during his third assignment to Syria, Alpeyrie was betrayed by his fixer and handed over to a band of Syrian rebels.

For eighty one days he was bound, blindfolded, and beaten. Not too far away, President Bashar al Assad’s forces and those in opposition continued their bitter and bloody civil war. Over the course of his captivity, Jonathan kept his spirits up and strived to see, without his camera lenses, the humanity in his captors. He took part in their activities, taught them how to swim, prayed with them, and tried learning their language and culture. He also discovered a dormant faith within himself, one that strengthened him throughout the ordeal. Jonathan shared his amazing and inspirational story in his book, “The Shattered Lens: A War Photographer’s True Story of Capitivty and Survival in Syria,” which was publsihed in October of 2017.

Jonathan’s career spans over a decade, and has brought him to over 25 countries, covered 12 conflict zones assignments, in the Middle East and North Africa, the South Caucasus, and Central Asia. Alpeyrie has been published in magazines such as: Paris Match, Aftenposten, Times (Europe), Newsweek, Wine Spectator, Boston Globe, Glamour, BBC, VSD, Le Monde, Newsweek, Popular Photography, Vanity Fair, La Stampa, CNN, and Bild Zeit, ELLE magazine, Der Speigel, Le Figaro, Marie Claire, The Guardian, The Atlantic..

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Jonathan Alpeyrie

War Photographer; Held Captive by Syrian Rebels for 81 Days; Author of "The Shattered Lens"

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Jonathan Alpeyrie Biography

Born in Paris in 1979, Jonathan Alpeyrie moved to the United States in 1993. He graduated from the Lycée Français de New York in 1998, and went on to study medieval history at the University of Chicago, from which he graduated in 2003. Alpeyrie started his career shooting for local Chicago newspapers during his undergraduate years. He shot his first photo essay in 2001 while traveling the South Caucasus. After graduating, he went to the Congo to work on various essays, which were noticed and picked up by Getty Images, and signed a contributor contract in early 2004. In 2009, Jonathan became a photographer for Polaris images

Alpeyrie has worked as a freelancer for various publications and websites, such as the Sunday Times, Le Figaro magazine, ELLE, American Photo, Glamour, Aftenposten, Le Monde, BBC, and today he is a photographer for Polaris Images, with whom he signed in February 2010.

Capturing history was Jonathan’s job but he never expected to become a news story himself. For a decade, the French American photojournalist had weaved in and out of over a dozen conflict zones. He photographed civilians being chased out of their homes, military trucks roving over bullet torn battlefields, and too many bodies to count. But on April 29, 2013, during his third assignment to Syria, Alpeyrie was betrayed by his fixer and handed over to a band of Syrian rebels.

For eighty one days he was bound, blindfolded, and beaten. Not too far away, President Bashar al Assad’s forces and those in opposition continued their bitter and bloody civil war. Over the course of his captivity, Jonathan kept his spirits up and strived to see, without his camera lenses, the humanity in his captors. He took part in their activities, taught them how to swim, prayed with them, and tried learning their language and culture. He also discovered a dormant faith within himself, one that strengthened him throughout the ordeal. Jonathan shared his amazing and inspirational story in his book, “The Shattered Lens: A War Photographer’s True Story of Capitivty and Survival in Syria,” which was publsihed in October of 2017.

Jonathan’s career spans over a decade, and has brought him to over 25 countries, covered 12 conflict zones assignments, in the Middle East and North Africa, the South Caucasus, and Central Asia. Alpeyrie has been published in magazines such as: Paris Match, Aftenposten, Times (Europe), Newsweek, Wine Spectator, Boston Globe, Glamour, BBC, VSD, Le Monde, Newsweek, Popular Photography, Vanity Fair, La Stampa, CNN, and Bild Zeit, ELLE magazine, Der Speigel, Le Figaro, Marie Claire, The Guardian, The Atlantic..

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  • Photographer held captive for 81 days in Syria - YouTube
  • The Conscientious Lens - A Conversation between Jonathan ...
  • War photographer recounts being abducted in Syria - YouTube

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    Booking fees for Jonathan Alpeyrie, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Jonathan Alpeyrie, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Jonathan Alpeyrie?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Jonathan Alpeyrie for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Jonathan Alpeyrie for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Jonathan Alpeyrie or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Jonathan Alpeyrie or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Jonathan Alpeyrie is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Jonathan Alpeyrie for your event is $5,000 - $10,000. Jonathan Alpeyrie generally travels from New York, NY, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Brian Fleming, Clint Malarchuk, Ty Carter, Marti MacGibbon and Silouan Green. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Jonathan Alpeyrie for an upcoming event.

Jonathan Alpeyrie Speaker Videos

  • Photographer held captive for 81 days in Syria - YouTube
    The Conscientious Lens - A Conversation between Jonathan ...
  • War photographer recounts being abducted in Syria - YouTube

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