Phil Le Gal is a documentary photographer from Brittany, Western France. His body of work explores the notion of fate and the realities of borders one is born within. He is fascinated by the consequences of geography and the ones of globalization.

In previous years he worked on long-term projects and documented aspects of life in China, The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (North Korea), former Soviet countries, Nigeria, UK and France.

In 2012 Phil Le Gal founded The New Continent, a slow journalism long term project and platform with the aim to document the stories of people living within or outside Europe’s Schengen borders. The New Continent work has been published in international media to illustrate the 2015 European refugee crisis.

He studied photography at Central St Martin's before completing a Masters degree in Photojournalism and Documentary Photography, with Merits, at the University of the Arts, London College of Communications in 2014.

Phil Le Gal’s photographs have been exhibited in the UK, France and Belgium, His work has also been published in national online and printed magazines. He currently lives and works in London and is frequently on the move. Phil Le Gal is a Getty contributor and a member of the platform of diffusion Hans Lucas since 2015.


• Faces Of The Jungle, Portrait Salon 2015 @ Embassy Tea Gallery, London.

• Faces Of the Jungle exhibited in Antwerp, Belgium as part of a charity night.

• "Coup de Coeur/Favourite" from the ANI (National Association of Photo Editors) photo-editors during Visa pour l'Image 2015 in Perpignan.

• Nominated and Shortlisted for the Magnum Graduate Photographers Award 2015 as part of Photo London.

• First prize at One Eyed Jacks Gallery's Open Call competition (group show) curated by Gemma Padley (British Journal of Photography) - Brighton – January-February 2015.

• ETALAGE III (group show) – AWOL gallery, Manchester. May 2015


• Where We Stand (group show) – London College of Communication, London – May 2014.

• Portrait Salon (aimed at showcasing the best of the rejected images from the Taylor Wessing Prize. – Touring portrait show – October 2014 – 2015.

• Where We stand v/2 (group show) – Brighton Photo Fringe, Brighton – October/November 2014.