Illustration Mentor


Founder and CEO of Editions BESSARD

France, Paris
French, English

Pierre Bessard has lived several lives across France, China and Korea.
He worked as a reporter at AFP, Head of Photography at VSD magazine, a documentary producer at CAPA/ARTE, a photo journalist at REA news agency and received numerous grants and awards, including Villa Médicis hors les murs.
Bessard is certainly passionate about photo images, but he is equally passionate about photography books; always searching for the highest level of sophistication, he works relentlessly on his cutting-edge publications.
At Editions Bessard Pierre seeks to share his vision of a photography book as a work of art in its own right. Symbolically, his catalogue was inaugurated by Max Pam. Each book is a unique experience for Pierre. As such, his goal at Edition Bessard is to produce future classics.
The man is willfull; his taste and his know-how firmly established. That must be taken into account.” Rémi Coignet

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- Deadlines:
There is a delay of 3 days between the date we receive the photographer’s application and the date we are able to confirm or not the session with the Mentor.

- Payment:
Right after submitting his application throughout the Eyes in Progress’s website, the photographer is invited to pay the full stated price (via an email sent from PayZen credit card payment platform).
Applications can only be processed after receiving the full payment.

- Feedback/Testimonies:
Eyes in Progress will contact the photographer once the session is done in order to ask for his feedback.

- If the Mentor is not available and the photographer chooses to cancel the process, the photographer will receive a full refund in the delay of 3 days after the photographer sends his bank details to Eyes in Progress (IBAN and BIC/ SWIFT code).

- If the photographer decides to cancel for whatever reasons after the Mentor has agreed to the session, Eyes in Progress will reimburse 50% of the paid price.