About Badmintonphoto

Badmintonphoto is the world’s leading photography agency specializing in badminton. Its team of professional photographers covers a great variety of events, ranging from the Badminton World Federation’s (BWF) top international events to national and regional championships.

Badmintonphoto’s catalogue is a living photo archive offering quick and regular updates of badminton’s major international tournaments. Media, players, national federations or simple fans only need a personalized login and password to browse our 200,000-image strong catalogue covering over 10 years of events.

For our media clients, our badmintonwire network can provide them with live pictures just moments after an event. Whatever the purpose, our photos are available online for licensing in a variety of formats.

Based in Paris, Badmintonphoto is a registered photo agency as well as the BWF’s official photo agency since its foundation in 2004.

The Team

Based in Paris, France – CEO

Co-founder and co-owner of Badmintonphoto with Jean-François Chauveau. Raphaël is the agency’s spiritual father as well as its CEO. As a reporter and photographer, he has covered over 200 international tournaments in the past 15 years amongst which three Olympic Games and has been one of the main consultants and co-writers for BWF’s Official Media Guide.

Montpellier, France – Webmaster
Co-founder and co-owner of Badmintonphoto with Raphaël Sachetat. Jean-François is the man behind Badmintonphoto’s technical tools. Jean-François is also Badmintonphoto’s webmaster and the creator of our Badmintonwire website which allows clients to access live images from events, making it a unique tool in the world of sport.

Vice President, Québec
Yves Lacroix is the man behind the database. As a professional archivist, he is in charge of Badmintonphoto’s entire database – with more than 50,000 images per year to tag, rename, select and include in the database. He is also one of the leading photographers in Badmintonphoto and has been covering international tournaments for more than ten years.

Based in Paris, France
Yohan is a young and brilliant photographer who joined Badmintonphoto in 2004. He has covered many tournaments for the agency all around the world and has since then taken many hats. He is also in charge of Badmintonphoto’s administrative tasks.

Based in Nantes, France
Mikael Ropars joined the Badmintonphoto team in 2014 and started covering events in France. But soon, the « virus » struck and he became one of the regular photographers for Badmintonphoto, covering major events around the globe. He is fast and has a solid technological background which is always great help once we have to solve technical issues.

Based in Marseille, France
Antoine Roullet is one of the best specialists of the sport in Europe. He has covered many international tournaments, in France but also in the rest of the continent. His eye for that « special » shot is well known and he masters the photo studio lighting conditions better than any others

Based in Germany
Sven has joined Badmintonphoto in 2005 as a freelance photographer and has become a regular provider of Badmintonphoto’s live coverage of events throughout Europe. Sven has his own photo database aimed mainly at German customers.

Other freelance photographers also work on a regular basis for Badmintonphoto. They are chosen for the quality of their work as well as for their reliability. Badminton requires experience and specific photo equipment and all Badmintonphoto contributors are able to master the difficult lighting conditions badminton photographers have to cope with.

If you have this special « eye », a good photo equipment and a passion for badminton,contact us if you want to join the team.