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Chamonix Photo Nature Festival Association

United by a common passion, the project originates within the Chamonix photo club. Driven by photographers Mario Colonel and Pierre Raphoz, the Photo Nature Chamonix Festival Association comes to life.

Just a week after its creation and the filing of its statutes, the association already brings together around twenty members, including both professionals and enthusiastic amateur photographers

The team

Pierre Raphoz


Mountain professional and professional photographer, author of ‘Mont-Blanc Sauvage’”

Benoît Roux

Vice President

Event project manager for the Ultra-Trail du Mont Blanc and passionate photographer

Mario Colonel


Professional photographer, manager of the eponymous gallery, author of 26 books on the mountains

Nathalie Etellin


Native of the Chamonix Valley and passionate about photography.

Baptiste Deturche


Wildlife filmmaker Director of the films ‘Fjellrev, la quête scandinave’ (2020) and ‘Le Pari’ (2023).

Léa Calori


Mountain photographer, has participated in numerous festivals.

Bernadette Tsuda


Heritage guide, often on walks in the mountains or villages, always with her camera.

Alain Michel


Active retiree, a photographer at heart, always on the lookout for a good angle.

Eric Courcier


Mountain trekking guide, member of the Compagnie des Guides de Chamonix, photographer, drone pilot, astrophotographer, amateur astronomer, and speaker in astronomy-related events.