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Anthony Benoit

Anthony Benoit

Expedition Photographer
French International Cox

  • Age: 29
  • Height: 171cm
  • Hometown: Amsterdam
  • Occupation: Photographer
  • Rowing Standard: International coxswain

Hello everyone! I am a former international cox, two times World medalist and coxed four lover. I have coxed for 15 years, racing in 12 countries in Europe, Asia and America. I started with the French rowing team at the Coupe de la Jeunesse in 2006 and since then I have taken part in 7 World Championships at Junior, U23, Varsity and Senior levels.

I shared my childhood between Lyon and Mâcon in eastern France. I started rowing in 2001, at the club which saw the mythical “macon blade” revealed in 1959: Régates Mâconnaises. In 2014 I moved to Aviron Grenoblois, one of the most important clubs in France and I still cox for them when I am in France. In the UK, I have raced the Four’s Head in 2007, the Head of the River in 2009, I reached the final at Henley Royal Regatta in 2015 and I was a member of Edinburgh University BC in 2015-16. Now, I live in Amsterdam and I am a freelance photographer as well as a campaign manager in marketing for a Dutch company.

I always loved taking pictures and I properly started my freelance activity in 2014. Since then I have shot in Europe and America, for British, French and German media.

In 2016 I co-founded a rowing media, Row’IN, which I managed for a few months. The same year, the writer Michel Brignot and I co-published a book of poetic photographs and texts on rowing, Mémoires d’Aviron (Ed. de la Passerelle).

Beside photography, I writes articles and reports as well. My words can be found in magazines such as Row360 and MédiasAviron. I have always tried to bring some variety of experiences in my life and my photographer career but this is the first time I collaborate with an NGO. I am really excited to take part in Row Zambezi this year and I hope I’ll be able to help supporting WWF and the Zambezi & Kafue Rivers.

COXSWAIN CAREER HIGHLIGHTS
• World Rowing Championships:
• 4th, 2011, France LM8+
• Bronze (U23), 2011, France M4+
• 5th, 2009, France LM8+
• 6th (U23), 2009, France M4+
• Silver (Junior), 2007, France M4+
• University World Championships:
• Silver, 2014, France M8+
• 6th, 2008, France M8+
• Coupe de la Jeunesse:
• Silver, 2006, France M4+
• French National Championships:
• Gold (2015, 2014 x2, 2012, 2009, 2008, 2005, 2004)
• Silver (2013, 2009)
• Bronze (2015, 2010, 2007, 2006, 2004)
• Henley Royal Regatta:
• Temple Challenge Cup, 2015 – Finalist

Main events covered as a photographer
• 3 Rowing World Championships
• 3 Rowing World Cup
• 2 Indoor Rowing European Championships
• 2 Oxford & Cambridge Boat Races
• 1 Amsterdam marathon
• 2 Henley Royal Regatta
• 1 Head of the Charles Regatta

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