Vincent Amalvy started out in journalism at regional French newspaper Sud-Ouest after studying law.
He joined Agence France-Presse ( AFP ) as a photojournalist in its Bordeaux bureau in 1990, before moving to the Paris photo staff in 1992. He was appointed as chief photographer to Jerusalem in the autumn of 1995 and became AFP Chief photographer two years later in Paris.
He was promoted to editor in chief in 2000. He was handed responsibility for the France-Europe-Africa region in 2003, before becoming editor in chief of AFP’s global photo operation.
In 2006, he moved to Washington to take over as chief regional photo manager for North and South America, and also had responsibility for organizing AFP’s coverage of global sporting events including the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup.
2011 back to the Headquarter in Paris and appointed Global Head of Sports. He is the first former head of photo department to take the reins of major general service at AFP.
From 2016 he is based in Hong Kong as Head of Special Operations and Photo Director for Asia / Pacific.
Domaines de compétence
Media / World sports events / Paris-Hong Kong