Gilles Caron was born in Neuilly-sur-Seine, Hauts-de-Seine, France
In 1964 Gilles Caron started working with Patrice Molinard, a fashion and advertisement photographer. In 1965 he joined the APIS (Agence Parisienne d’Informations Sociales) where he met Raymond Depardon, then working for Dalmas agency. It was during this period that he had his first major success as a photojournalist. Caron joined Depardon and the founders of the recently created Gamma agency in 1967.
In 1970 Gilles Caron went to Cambodia after king Norodom Sihanouk was deposed by Lon Nol on 18 March 1970. On 5 April Gilles Caron disappeared on Route 1, a road between Cambodia and Vietnam.
Editions du Chêne, Paris 1978
Photos n/b sur Israël, Vietnam, Paris 1968, Biafra, Irlande du Nord, Prague, Tchad, Cambodge
90 pages. 28 x 22 cm