Tim Franco (b. 1982, Paris, France) is a French-Polish photographer. Based in China since 2005, he started documenting the country’s incredible urbanisation and its social impact while collaborating with newspapers such as Le Monde, the Wall Street Journal and the New York Times. 

In 2015, he published his first Monograph – Metamorpolis – the conclusion of five years of work on the rural migrations in the fastest urbanising city in the world: Chongqing. It is during this time that he developed his style of working mostly with analog cameras and bringing a minimalist aesthetic to documentary photography.

While applying those principles, Franco started to focus his work on portraiture. Experimenting with different photographic processes, he wishes to give a voice to underrepresented communities. In 2016, he moved to South Korea where he started working on a long term project about North Korean defectors.