Born 1987 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Studied humanities in Geneva and Tokyo, Japan.
Prix Paris Photo Jeunes Talents 2012
Sélection Voix Off Arles 2013
Ted Talk at Tedx Paris 2014
Started photography at age 18 while travelling alone from Geneva to Japan, by foot and public transports. The 26 months journey brought him through the Balkans, Turkey, Iran, Pakistan, Afghanistan, Central Asia, Tibet, China and Siberia, where Adrien used a tiny analog camera. He now uses mostly his Rolleiflex medium format analog camera.
In 2012 he won international recognition with his work on North Korea, for which he received the Paris Photo award, and subsequently published by La Martinière. In 2015 Kehrer Editors published his second book, Ordos.