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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
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May 6, 2016
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 book brings together around 350 B&W and colour photographs, in which the small and the great history meet in a changing country. The underlying... More...
Featured Essays
May 3, 2016
On the occasion of the relase of Patrick Zachmann's new book “So long, China" (Xavier Barral Editions), Magnum presents the photographer's latest feature : China, Too Fast.
This story, which was produced in Yunnan and in Sichuan in 2012 and 2015, features "intergenerational couples" – young 20-year olds and grandparents - in their family homes. It aims to show the struggles and cultural shocks one... More...
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...