FRANCOIS-XAVIER MARIT, WINNER OF THE SPORT CATEGORY@ François-Xavier Marit
François-Xavier Marit discovered his passion for photography at 15 while using his father’s camera. His passion became a job when he joined the AFP in 1987. Since 1999, he has covered most major sporting events as a photojournalist, gradually developing techniques to shoot athletes from different angles. At the 2004 Olympics in Sydney, he started testing underwater pictures and specialized in robotized cameras able to take spectacular photos of swimmers from beneath the water surface. Now aged 49, he keeps experimenting new technologies to shoot from a distance.