Patrick Zachmann: Mare Mater
January 26, 2015
by Patrick Zachmann
“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 the mothers who let them go away or realize that they’re gone.
Today, I’m starting the travel in reverse. I leave in search of my long forgotten origins, of the missing images in my family photo album.”
“Mare, mater” – the sea, the mother.
A collaboration between Magnum Photos, Marseille-Provence 2013 - Capitale Européenne de la Culture, Fotografia Europea Reggio Emilia 2014 and Musée Nicéphore Niépce.