I am a naturalist & documentary photographer, an expedition guide and a journalist born and raised in Lyon, France. I took my father’s camera as I was a young child and did not set down a camera since.

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I am focused on the human relationships to the Earth’s Polar Regions.

I always felt attracted to the polar regions. I discovered the Arctic at 22, and immediately knew I was at the right place. From this time, I traveled a lot both to the Arctic and Antarctica, as a photographer through my personal photographic projects and on an expedition ship, and as a polar guide.

As a photographer and writer, I am dedicating my life to a better understanding and protection of our planet’s remote places and wildlife by sharing their stories, as well as the stories of people whose lives have been shaped by them.

My work has been exhibited internationally (Bolivia, USA, Germany, France) and has been featured in many publications, including National Geographic and Paris Match. In 2017, I integrated the photo agency Naturimages.

As an expedition guide, I will share with enthusiasm my passion for the inhabited regions, the wildlife and the issues of locals leaving of the visited areas.

Feel free to contact me for any question or to ask for a quote to order a fine art print!

Let’s keep in touch on the social networks!
Photo : Instagram
Social : Facebook // LinkedIn

Photographer member of the photo agency Naturimages



2023 Promenade à Lyon – Itinéraires gallo-romains, Maison de l’Orient et de la Méditerranée | Lyon, France

2023 Visages de mers, Mairie de Lyon 6e | Lyon, France

2022 L’imaginaire du Grand Nord, Médiathèque François Rabelais | Aulnoy-lez-Valenciennes, France

2022 Visages de mers, Maison des Etudiants | Lyon, France

2022 Inuit, les déracinés de la géopolitique polaire, Théâtre de l’Astrée, as part of Université ouverte sur l’Arctique in Université Lyon 1 | Lyon, France

2022 Inuit, les déracinés de la géopolitique polaire, bibliothèque Centre-Ville, for the Mois du Canada | Grenoble, France

2021 Les visages de la mer, Festival des Aventuriers de la mer, Cité de la Voile Eric Tabarly | Lorient, France

2021 2 shores, Image City Photography gallery | Rochester, NY, USA

2018­ Arctique – Antarctique, d’un pôle à l’autre, One Worlds, Livestation | Lyon, France

2016 Living buildings, Image City Photography gallery | Rochester, NY, USA

2015 Villeurbanne, Hôtel de Ville | Villeurbanne,  France

2011 La ville est belle, Le G | Lyon, France



2022 Cétacé dans la cité, with Odysseus 3.1 | Lyon, France

2022 A Pinch of light, organized by Ximena A. Vega, COP27 | Charm el-Cheikh, Egypt

2021 Au fil de l’eau polaire, with Empreinte Polaire | Vence, France

2021 Festival de l’image du Dévoluy | Dévoluy, France

2018 Mois de la francophonie, Alliance française | Sucre, Bolivia

2011 Mil’Lyon & une nuits | Lyon, France

2009­­ Villes méditerranéennes, Festival Altonale | Hamburg, Germany


Livres Laurence FISCHER   National Geographic Laurence FISCHER



2022 Carte de voeux, Fondation de la mer | Paris, France

2022 Promenades à Lyon – Itinéraires gallo-romains, Editions du Poutan

2022 69 coups de cœur pour Lyon, Editions du Poutan

2021 Ainsi va la ville, Editions du Poutan

2019 Stamp Helsinki – Série Capitales d’Europe – La Poste

2015 Villeurbanne à la page, Editions du Poutan



2023 L’objet retrouvé, Editions Pippa

2022 Nocturne, haïkus de nuit, Editions Pippa

2022 Cha ba da da, Editions Pippa

2021 Haïkus en Bretagne, Lune de Chouchen, Editions Pippa

2021 Guide Tao, voyager autrement

2019 Cover of Parler lyonnais, Editions du Poutan

2018 L’Aventure Ponant, Editions la Martinière

2014 Cover of the novel 10 petits meurtres aux Gratte-Ciel, Editions du Poutan



2021 Selected by Rencontres photographiques Albert-Kahn | Paris, France

2020 Selected by Rencontres photographiques Albert-Kahn | Paris, France

2018 First prize Les transports, Salon photo des Monts d’or | Lyon, France

2016­ First prize Photographier l’urbain, Salon photo des Monts d’or | Lyon, France



National Geographic Escape Netherlands / Cruise&Style (Belgium) / Le Figaro (France) / Madame Figaro (France) / L’Express (France) / Paris Match (France) / Le Point (France) / Tour Hebdo (France) / Tour Mag (France) / Le Progrès (France) / Cuisine et vins (France) / Jeune marine (France)  / Brochures Ponant (France)  / Carnet Polaire de Ponant (France) / USA Today / El Telégrafo (Ecuador) / Netwerk24 (South Africa) / Traveller.com.au (Australia) / Cruise Trade News (UK) / Travel Bulletin (UK) / Bloomberg (USA) / Meet & Travel Mag (USA) / The Letterbox (South Africa) / Bilan (Switzerland)



2023 Lecture about the role of women in the polar exploration, Médiathèque François Rabelais| Aulnoy-lez-Valenciennes, France

2023 Lecture about the relocation of the Inuit in the High Arctic, Inter Rhône-Alpes Club | Lyon, France

2022 Lecture about Whale conservation and observation, Cétacé dans la cité | Lyon, France

2022 Lecture about the relocation of the Inuit in the High Arctic, Université Grenoble-Alpes | Grenoble, France

2022 Ateliers sur l’énergie, école Gilbert Dru | Lyon, France

2021 Radio interview –  Portrait de baroudeur | France

2021 Radio interview – Radio laser, about life onboard an expedition ship | Guichen, France

2021 Workshop about waste management, hydrologic cycle, Rhône river biodiversity, St André et St Michel, Germaine Tillion elementary schools | Lyon, France

2020 Workshop about the Arctic, Antarctica and South Africa, elementary school Caméléon | Lyon, France

2020 Interview radio – Destino turistico Groenlandia | Buenos Aires, Argentina

2018 Lecture to elderly people about climate change in the Arctic | Lyon, France

2018 Interview radio – Convergence – C’rock radio | Vienne, France

2018 Lecture about climate change in the Arctic, Livestation | Lyon, France

Since 2015, workshops about « the Basics of photography » – Ponant expedition ships



2021 Mooc about Nothern Quebec: issues, spaces & cultures | Université Laval, Canada

2020 Course « Journalisitic processing », online

2008­ ­Master International trade law, Université Lyon 3 | Lyon, France

2006­ Erasmus, Euro Business School  Hamburg, Germany

2003 Oversea studies | Alcalá de Henares (Madrid), Spain

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