Roch Domerego

Guest photographer for the Photographic Nights of Selma 2021

Roch Domerego is a beekeeping biologist, author, professional photographer and member of the GNPP (National Group of Professional Photography). He was born on November 21, 1958 in Montpellier, France.

Interested in photography from the age of 11, he obtained an honorable place (17th / 200) at the age of 13 at the International Exhibition of Art Photos in Digne-les-Bains, south of France.

In 1978, associated with the Aix en Provence cultural center, his 2 works for the French channel France 3 (FR3 at the time) gave him the possibility of being accepted on file at IDEC (Institut Des Hautes Etudes Cinématographiques) from Paris. He will not follow these university studies there.

His numerous trips to Cuba, Mexico and Rwanda among others, enabled him to take a large series of photos on specific themes: bees and beekeepers, portraits of people, children and animals. They have given rise to various exhibitions in Belgium, Greece, Tunisia and France.

He is the author of 15 books for leading publishers such as JC Lattes, Amyris, Alpen and Rustica. Today he is published by Baroch Editions.

In 2007, he was one of 5 guests of foreign honors (2 from Europe including him) at the international photographic meetings of Ghar El Melh in Tunisia.

In 2009, for different sponsors, he followed as a photographer in Spain, the USA and France, the cycling team “Astana” with that year, Alberto Contador and Lance Armstrong in this team.

In 2010, he supported, by offering a series of photos, the association MEA (Masanga Education and Assistance) international NGO which acts in the fight against excision. It was officially founded in 2008, but has been active in the field thanks to its volunteers since 2006. It is based in Switzerland and works particularly in Sierra Leone. Art prints from his photographs will be sold during the charity exhibitions of the NGO in France, Switzerland and Belgium.

In 2011, he wrote and directed “Mélipona the sacred bee of the Maya” at Baroch Editions. It is the first photographic and historical book in which these insects with blue eyes and without stinging are described as the deified Mayans. This meeting with these “Shaman Beekeepers”, who allowed these bees to survive even today, has deeply marked him.

From 2011 to 2014, he was the official photographer of the “Alpha Parc, Wolves of Mercantour”, with a permanent exhibition on this thematic.

From 2011 to 2016, he managed a professional photographic studio.

In 2012, He was honored at the “Roquebrune sur Argens photographic exhibition” with his exposition « le féminin sans dessus-dessous » (the feminine without upside down)

In 2015, he was the first press agency photographer to be at the Germawings crash site on March 24. These photos will make the titles in many countries.

In 2019, he was selected for the Pierrevert Festival of Photographic Nights (France) for his work on Melipona bees.

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