André Pain is a French photo/video journalist currently based in Amman, Jordan.
After some years as a social worker and freelance photographer he joined epa in 2011 at the newly created Middle East desk in Cairo, Egypt. There he first worked as photo editor then doubling as photographer when required. Between 2011 and 2013 he followed up coverage and desk work in the context of the so called 'Arab Spring'.
After a half year break during which he worked with a local production house for video editing in Egypt, André rejoined epa in 2014 in Europe as a freelance video journalist. Then, four years later, he became staff photo and video journalist.
Since then, André Pain has covered Paris fashion week, the Paris attacks, and major political and sports events in Europe as well as in the Middle East. From the general news and features in Jordan and nearby to the latest big events in the region.