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Hélène Caux has been combining humanitarian aid work and photography for the past 10 years, regularly collaborating or working with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR). Born in Amiens, France, she earned a Master’s degree in American History from Sorbonne University and an advanced degree in journalism from Institut Pratique de Journalisme in France.

In 1999, she produced two photo books in association with UNHCR: A Journey Home depicts the exodus of Kosovo Albanians to Macedonia and Albania in 1998/1999 as well as the daily lives of minority Serbs and Roma after the war; Kosovars Women, a collection of images, portrays women involved in rebuilding a peaceful and multiethnic society in Kosovo. Both books were published in 2002. A year later, her pictures on the Freedom of Movement Train in Kosovo were exhibited at the Open Society Institute/Soros Foundation in New York.

Caux spent the year of 2004 at the Chad/Sudan border and in Darfur and has regularly returned to the region in 2005 and 2006. Her pictures on “Surviving Darfur” were exhibited at the National Geographic Hall in Washington last year, as well as at the International Institute of Wisconsin in Milwaukee. In 2006 , the exhibition has been on display at the Global Philantropic Forum in Washington, and most recently at the World Affairs Council of Northern California.