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Xavier Allard

Raised by French/Belgian parents, Xavier grew up in West Africa, studied in Europe, moved to Turkey, discovered photography and spent most of the last 10 years traveling solo by bicycle, hitchhiking or walking. He was lucky enough to visit over seventy countries and live in five of them.

Exhibitions

  • "The faces of Southeast Asia" - 2013
    AOÇ Müze ve Sergi Salonu (Ankara) and Fotoğrafevi (Istanbul)
  • "Face to face with Üsküdar" - 2011
    Üsküdar municipality (Istanbul)
  • "From Africa to the Middle East" - 2010
    Galeri Kara (Ankara) and Asma Sanat (Istanbul)

Travels

  • Baltic Sea tour (2014)
    Berlin-Amsterdam, passing through Helsinki
  • Barcelona - Marrakech (2012-2013)
    Spain,Portugal,Morocco
  • Southeast Asia (2011-2012)
    Five months from Singapore to Hanoi
  • Syria,Lebanon,Jordan on foot (2010-2011)
    A 600km walk in the Middle East
  • Uganda - Turkey overland (2009-2010)
    7 months from Africa to the Middle East
  • All of Turkey (2007-...)
    Anatolia by hitchhiking
  • Paris - Tehran hitchhiking (2007)
    First journey to the Middle East
  • France - Kazakhstan by bicycle (2007)
    7000 km towards China
  • Europe tour by bicycle (2006)
    12000 km, 4 months, 20 countries