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Patrick Zachmann
French, b. 1955 (Member)
Join Magnum photographer Patrick Zachmann for a 5-day intensive workshop designed to develop your photographic skillset, in collaboration with Light Society.

Shanghai from November 27th – December 1st 2017, at the Fosun Art Centre

To celebrate Magnum’s 70th Anniversary, Patrick Zachmann will lead a 5 day workshop in Shanghai this November, in partnership with Light Society.

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Featured Essays
Nov 5, 2019
Since the devastating April 15th fire, Notre-Dame Cathedral has been undergoing a vast operation to assess the damages and rebuild the structure. A wide range of authorities with different levels of expertise have been mobilized to participate in the effort, including stonemasons, carpenters, rope access technicians, and scaffold-engineers. All have been working under the tight deadline set by President... More...
From the Archive
Oct 15, 2019
Austrian novelist, playwright and translator Peter Handke was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature. Handke's position regarding the war in Yugoslavia has caused a lot of controversy over the years, again in 2014, when he was awarded the International Ibsen Award, which was met with protest from PEN Norway among others. Jon Fosse, former recipient of the prize, took to his defence, saying that Handke... More...
Featured Essays
Sep 10, 2019
At a time in the United States when the debate over immigration policy burns hot, Gerda Weissmann Klein’s story serves as a reaffirmation of the importance of refugee resettlement in America.
Weissmann Klein, born in Poland, survived six years of Nazi brutality until being liberated by American troops, among whom was her future husband, Kurt Klein. Naturalized as a US citizen in 1948, she released... More...
Magnum News
Apr 17, 2019
A major fire has engulfed one of the world's most famous landmarks - the medieval Cathedral of Notre-Dame in Paris.
The building’s spire and roof have collapsed but the main structure, including the two bell towers, has been saved. Officials say that the fire could be linked to the renovation work.
The Notre-Dame, a national symbol visited by almost 13 million visitors each year, has stood tall since... More...
Featured Essays
Oct 30, 2018
For the first time since 1946, large scale excavation have recently started in Pompeii.
Two prestigious dwellings with precious decorations have been brought to light, and redefine the urban space in Regio V of Pompeii, thanks to maintenance and stabilisation works on the excavation fronts overseen by the Great Pompeii Project.
Re-emerging in their entirety from the lapilli, and with different furnishings,... More...