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Phil Behan

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Profession: Photographer
Status: Photographer
Location: Urumqi , China
Home base: Guangzhou,China
URL: http://www.philbehan.com
Email: •••••••• (private)
Mobile email: •••••••• (private)
Languages spoken: english,french,arabic
Organization: UNHCR / World Food Programme
Mobile phone: +66962252515 (Thai Mobile)
Home phone: +353863615707 (Ireland Mobile)
Emergency notes: Contact 00353872629188.
Last login: over 1 year ago
Member since: 11 May 2008 21:05


Phil Behan is a freelance photographer based in Guangzhou,China. The body of Phil’s work is focused mainly around documentary photography with a particular focus on stories about displacement,Integration and Refugee issues. The majority of his work has been published by the UNHCR and United Nations agencies.

Phil also has a keen interest in Saharan travel and mountaineering.He has traveled extensively in remote sections of the desert,areas of which include, Algeria’s Immidir and Tefedest regions,Mauritania’s Majabat Region,Niger’s Tenere area and Mali’s Northern Deserts.He will attempt to summit Muztagh Ata on the Chinese / Pakistan border in June 2013.

Previous clients include, The World Food Programme,Save the Children, The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR),The International Organisation for Migration(IOM) UNDP,Unicef,UNESCO,Merip (Middle East Review Magazine), World Vision (Jordan), Jesuit Refugee Service, Afghan Scene Magazine, Focus Ireland,DFID (UK) and The World Bank.

Newswires and magazines publications include, Al-Jazeera In-Pictures,The Shot Magazine Ireland, The Irish Times, BBC In Pictures, The Irish Examiner,Independent on Sunday, The Limerick Leader and The Washington Diplomat.



Phil Behan. "As the monsoon approaches, fears rise for displaced in Myanmar's Rakhine state" UNHCR , UNHCR , Apr 19 2013.
Phil Behan. "Wash woes for Myanmar's Rakhine" IRIN News Agency , UNHCR , Feb 1 2013.
Phil Behan. "In Pictures: Rakhine humanitarian crisis" Aljazeera Online , Jan 14 2013.
Phil Behan. "“Moving forward on asylum in the EU”:" UNHCR , UNHCR , Jan 4 2013.
Phil Behan. "NIGER: Child mortality slashed" IRIN News Agency , Sep 20 2012.
Phil Behan. "Food security in the Sahel" UNDP , Feb 2 2012.
Phil Behan. "Niger's Hunger" World Food Programme , Jan 4 2012.
Phil Behan. pp. pp 1, Nov 2 2011. "Illict Crosssing" Middle East Report , pp. pp 1. Nov 2 2011.
Phil Behan. "Lampedusa Island" UNHCR , Mar 29 2011.
Phil Behan. "Somali Refugees" UNHCR , Jan 6 2010.

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Guangdong (China) Fixers and Translation Service


Myself and my girlfriend are now based in Guangzhou (Guangdong Province),China.I am a photographer working here, and she can provide fixing and translation service(English,Cantonese, Mandarin).We have just finished working for ITELE (Canal, French TV) so do not hesitate to contact us if you need any assistance in this area.There is not an abundance of fixers here so getting access to stories can be difficult.Please contact philbert122@hotmail should you need any help.

23 Apr 2013 02:04 | 0 replies

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