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Patrick Zachmann
French, b. 1955
On the occasion of the Independent Festival of FotoDoks in Munich, a young and vibrant festival focused exclusively on contemporary documentary photography, Magnum Photos is thrilled to announce three special events in Munich which will be held in Munich from October 13th to October 17th 2015, and present two 5 days workshops with Nikos Economopoulos and Richard Kalvar, for emerging photographers Read full story
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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Featured Essays
Jul 31, 2015
Patrick Zachmann's feature documentary film "Mare Mater" has been selected for the 6th "Cine Migrante International Festival and Formation of Immigrant Human Rights " being held in Buenos Aires in mid-September.

“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... More...
Featured Essays
Jul 2, 2015
The car service Uber has been developing in cities from New York to New Delhi, even if facing threats and bans from regulators. The situation in Paris is trickier.
Patrick Zachmann was assigned by The New York Times Magazine to follow the special Paris law-enforcement brigade known as the Boers. More...
May 28, 2015
A photographic journey in Colombia. More...
May 4, 2015

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Learn and improve how to build a documentary reportage by covering a story defined with Patrick Zachmann. Refine storytelling and story composition by analyzing real-situation problems, images analysis, editing and captions writing. Learn how to position one’s self in space in order to find the fair distance between the subject... More...