Frédérique Cifuentes

Frédérique Cifuentes


Frédérique has a masters degree in Anthropology ( Paris-X Nanterre) and has studied photojournalism at the London College of Printing. Her work reflects an approach to photojournalism that is both traditional and original, favouring long-term projects.
She started her work in Sudan in 2002 and has since produced several photo-stories about Sudanese society. Her work has been published and exhibited in many different venues in Sudan, France and the UK. Her work will be shown in the UN pavilion of the 2005 EXPO Aichi, in Japan and China.
She received a grant from the French Embassy in Khartoum in 2003 to complete her research. In May 2004 Frédérique won the HUMANITY PHOTO AWARD sponsored by UNESCO. She also exhibited at the Africa Days Festival, UNESCO Headquarters, Paris in May 2004.
Frédérique divides her time between working on assignments for magazines, commercial clients and personal documentary projects. She is currently working with different NGOs in the UK and Sudan.
She had an exhibition at the Brunei Gallery, School of Oriental and African Studies about Sufi Festival in Sudan from mid October to mid December 2004. The Arts Council England was the major sponsor of the exhibition.


- Training course for PhotoVoice facilitators
- Radio production & presentation - London Open College Network
- Developing Markets & Audiences for photography projects - Artquest - London -
- Sponsorship seminar - Art & Business - London -
- Business planning course - Business Enterprise Centre - London -
2003-2002 Postgraduate degree in Photojournalism - London College of Printing, London, UK
2000-2001 Web Design training in Photoshop7, Illustrator9, Flash5, Dreamweaver4, Premiere5, Fireworks4, Xpress 4, VR, Office 2000, for MAC / PC, Paris, France
2000 Certificat d`aptitude professionnelle (CAP) in Phototography - Paris, France
1999 Master of Arts - Anthropology - Paris, France
1998 Bachelor of Arts - Geography - Paris, France


- Project manager «Sudan Kids Vision»- Khartoum - Sudan

- Photographer UNHCR - London
- Photographer THE SUDAN PEACE COMMITTEE - Whithall - London - Next Century Foundation
- Media Officer NGO Sudanese Mothers For Peace - London
- Photojournalist NGO CNEWA (Catholic Near East Welfare Association) - Ethiopia
- Photographic contribution - Ethiopia: Book publication 24 Hours in The Life Of The Catholic Church - Artfides - Germany
- Photographer Alstom Sudan, construction of the Merowe Dam
- Photographer, Kwoto Centre Khartoum, Peace celebrations in Sudan

- Article + photographic illustrations, Kegan Paul publisher, Sudan Handbook, London
- Art Manager exhibition « Sufi Festival in Sudan » Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London (Oct-Dec 2004)
- Photojournalist National Army Museum, London, UK, English Veterans and D-Day Commemoration in Normandy

- Photojournalist NGO Action Contre La Faim, Sudan

- Art Manager exhibition « Sufi groups in Sudan » French Cultural Center, Khartoum, Sudan

- Photojournalist drilling platforms, SEACORE , Container port, Felixstowe - UK

- Photographic publication in Qantara magazine, Institut du Monde Arabe - Paris

- Fundraiser, co-ordinator and photographer of Portobello Film Festival - London

2002-2001 Photographer / Web Designer Free Lance ICAR FOUNDATION (Institute for The Corporation of Art and Research) - Paris / New York

2001 Web Designer - France Telecom - Paris

2001-1999 Web Designer / Photojournalist - - European city guide - Paris
2000-1999 Photo-reportage - congresses / seminars - Paris
- Photo-reportage « Muslim Weddings» - personal project
1999 Photographic Studio Assistant - Duties included: darkroom work using 135mm and digital format, Imaging Officer, photo-reportage - Paris
- Photographic Studio Assistant (black & white) - Sydney
- Dive master P&O Australia

Awards &Grants

- Arts Grants Scheme Award - Kensington & Chelsea Council - UK
- Community Champions The Scarman Trust Uk
- Award winner Unltd
- International Photography Awards 2005 Honorable Mention Other Editorial
- Grants for the arts / ARTS COUNCIL ENGLAND Solo exhibition « Sufi Festival in Sudan » Brunei Gallery, SOAS, London (Oct-Dec 2004)
- Winner prize Humanity Photo Award (HPA) sponsored by UNESCO
- CEDEJ's grant recipient (Centre d'Etudes et de Documentation Economiques, Juridiques et Sociales Sufi rituals in Sudan
1995 Photo-reportage : « Rebuilding Beirut» - «Land of Exclusion» competition, winner of first prize - Jussieu, Paris VII


- Solo exhibition Royal Commonwealth Society & Riverside Studios - London - Part of The International Workshop Festival (Oct-Nov 2005)
- Group Exhibition British Museum - Africa 05 - London
- Group Exhibition Khartoum 2005, Ministry of Culture, Sudan
- Group exhibition "Contact" Assad Library, Damas, Syria
- Group exhibition UNESCO AFRICA DAY, Sudanese Delegation, UNESCO Head Quarter, Paris
- Solo exhibition « Festival Soufi au Soudan » Laboratoire, Paris
- Solo exhibition « Sufi groups in Sudan » French Cultural Centre, Khartoum, Sudan
- Solo exhibition, Architecture, La Station, Paris
- Group exhibition Ian Parry, Sunday Times Magazine, Tom Blau Gallery - London

2002 Group exhibition : 6th International Photography Gathering, Aleppo, Syria
2000 Group exhibition «Mois de la photo Paris» - Photo Month - Photobis Novembre 2000
1997 Group exhibition: « Merino sheep shearers of Australia - Sydney