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French, b. 1955
The Charitable Brotherhood of Saint-Eloi of Béthune, France
Oct 20, 2016
The Confrérie des Charitables de Saint-Eloi of Béthune (The Charitable brotherhood of Saint-Eloi de Bethune) is one of the oldest brotherhoods in France. Founded in 1188 during a devastating plague, two farriers, Germon and Gauthier, who claim to have met on Saint Eligius’ will, founded a charity to assist the poor, care for the sick and bury the dead.
The Charitables of today take care of the funerals...
Military Coup in Turkey
Jul 20, 2016
Patrick Zachmann was in Istanbul during the attempted military coup as the army took control of bridges and airports and the capital Ankara was also beset with explosions. President Erdogan, via Facetime and a text message sent to all Turkish citizens, urged the public to ignore the curfew and come out on the streets to resist the military. Early the next morning it was clear the coup had failed -...
So Long, China
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...
China, Too Fast
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...
So long, China
by Patrick Zachmann
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...