Olivier Kugler

Reportage illustratation from Iraqi Kurdistan, Greece, France, England, Germany & Switzerland

Olivier Kugler is a reportage illustrator based in London who we supported with the development of his project: Escaping War and Waves.

Published in the UK by Myriad in June 2018, Escaping War and Waves is a collection of reportage drawings documenting the circumstances of Syrian refugees Olivier met on assignments in Iraqi Kurdistan, Greece and France for Médecins Sans Frontières, as well as drawings of Syrians he met in England, Germany and Switzerland.

His drawings are peppered by speech from the conversations around him as well as those he is interviewing.

We have exhibited Olivier’s work at the British Museum and in Hoxton and it has been featured in The Guardian, Harper’s, XXI, New York Times, New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Le Monde Diplomatique, Internazionale, Süddeutsche Zeitung and elsewhere.