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Patrick Zachmann
French, b. 1955
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 -... More...
Featured Essays
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...