Sébastian Meunier was born in Nancy, France, on February 20, 1970. His teenage years divided between Paris and Salon-de-Provence, where he made himself familiar, from an early age, with photography. In 1988, he graduated in that field from the Ecole des Gobelins (film and visual media school) in Paris. As a self-taught photographer, he quickly contributed to magazines such as Wad, Marie-Claire, Dépêche Mode, Trax and New York-based Trace. Concurrently he shot a great deal of advertising campaigns on behalf of well-known agencies (Publicis Conseil, Betc Euro Rscg, Ddb Paris, Bddp & Fils). He was the recipient of many awards, such as the Stratégies Grand Prix (RATP campaign), the Bronze Lion in cannes (Giraudy) and numerous other prizes given by the Paris Artistic Directors association. He suddenly departed this world in May 2002, on a road in Namibia, where he was producing a series of personal artwork.