Helene Bienvenu, born in France in 1985, is a photojournalist and documentary filmmaker focused on telling about ‘the unknown and the little known’. She has lived and reported from Thailand, Poland, France and Hungary in the past six years. Helene is a graduate from the Institute of Political Sciences in Paris and of INALCO. She can speak a couple of ‘unusual’ languages at such as Polish and Hungarian. Helene is the author of several guidebooks published in France on Central & Eastern Europe (published by Michelin publishing among others). She also collaborated with Escales TV, a TV channel dedicated to travel. She likes exploring the field of social media and has worked as community manager and online fundraiser on her own Detroit projet as well as for ARTE TV channel (http://brusselsbusiness.arte.tv).

Intrigued and inspired by industrial wastelands, Helene is a specialist of the new communist cities built in the 50s and a Central European-Budapest based correspondent for a French media. She is currently working on an interactive documentary on the city of Detroit in the USA:www.detroitjetaime.com.
Her work has been published in various magazines and newspapers such as The Christian Science Monitor, The National Post, La Croix, Elle Belgique, Glamour, Slate.fr, Usbek & Rica etc.

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Hélène  (née 1985) est une photojournaliste et documentariste actuellement basée à Budapest en Hongrie –– après avoir vécu et parcouru la Thaïlande, la Pologne, et la France. Adepte du bitume pas toujours bien goudronné, Hélène est diplômée de Sciences Po Paris et des Langues orientales. Polyglotte, elle maîtrise couramment le hongrois et le polonais en plus de l’espagnol et de l’anglais. Hélène a travaillé pour la chaîne Escales, elle est aussi auteure de plusieurs guides de voyage, collaborant notamment avec Michelin. Inspirée par les friches industrielles, elle observe jour après jour la trajectoire des pays post-communistes d’Europe centrale. Ses travaux ont été publiés dans La Croix, ELLE, Glamour, Usbek & Rica, Slate.fr etc.

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