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Patrick Zachmann
French, b. 1955
To celebrate its 70th birthday, EDF, French Electricity Company, gave carte blanche to Patrick Zachmann to honour its employees by creating powerful and authentic portraits of them.

“The idea was to both capture emotion, which presupposes a certain closeness to one’s subject, and to show the diversity of EDF’s employees, which, on the other hand, requires the photographer to step back and have a Read full story
Apr 14, 2016
On April 28th, Magnum Photos will host an evening with Patrick Zachmann, beginning at 7 pm.

The presentation of his new book So long, China, in conversation with Emmanuelle Kouchner, will be followed by a book signing and a cocktail at the Magnum Photos Paris office.

From Hong Kong triads in the 1980’s to the mutation of the city of Beijing through Tiananmen Square protests, this book brings together... More...
Mar 17, 2016
Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris, presents from April 6 to June 5 the exhibition “So Long, China” by Patrick Zachmann.

For over thirty years, Patrick Zachmann has traveled across China, a country he discovered in 1982 while reporting on the Chinese film industry. From Hong Kong triads in the 1980’s to the mutation of the city of Beijing through Tiananmen Square protests, this exhibition... More...
Jan 29, 2016
The CHRD presents an exhibition on the theme of travel and exile, featuring Patrick Zachmann’s film “Mare Mater”.

“This is about a journey, a journey through memories and exiles. A journey that spins and weaves all the destinies I stumble upon. The fate of the emigrants leaving their country south of the Mediterranean Sea in order to evade joblessness, boredom, the lack of a future, and the fate of... More...
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Nov 14, 2015
During the evening of November 13th, photographer Patrick Zachmann was present when police arrived at the Bataclan theater to confront terrorists who'd attacked concertgoers. He photographed and took video of the gunfight that broke out.

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Oct 2, 2015
Patrick Zachmann will show at the Bursa Photo Festival in Turkey a selection of his photographs from his wider project ‘Mare Mater’, on Sub-Saharan, North African, Afghan and Iranian migrants coming to Europe through Malta, Greece or Lampedusa. This project has been realized between 2009 and 2012

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