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Feature - Return to Tien An Men
Patrick Zachmann
The events of Tiananmen left their mark on me as a photographer - an eyewitness to history - but also as a human being.
I had come for a personal project on China's youth and my arrival coincided with the first student demonstrations and the hunger strike on Tiananmen Square, where I spent the next ten days and nights. I saw the square gradually fill up to the point of overflowing, then I saw it empty. When I left there were no more than a few hundred young people; this was eleven days before the terrible crackdown of 4 June 1989.
Since then crossing the square has always been difficult for...

Patrick Zachmann 2006

CHINA. City of Beijing. Tiananmen square. October 2006.
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Patrick Zachmann 1989

CHINA. Beijing. Tian' anmen Square. May 1989.
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Patrick Zachmann 2005

CHINA. City of Beijing. Tiananmen square. 2005.
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Patrick Zachmann 1989

CHINA. Beijing. Tien An Men Square. May 1989.
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Patrick Zachmann 2006

CHINA. City of Beijing. Tiananmen square. October 2006.
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Patrick Zachmann 1989

CHINA. Beijing. Tian'anmen Square. 1989 May 15.
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Patrick Zachmann 2006

CHINA. City of Beijing. Tiananmen square. October 2006.
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Patrick Zachmann 1989

CHINA. Beijing. Tian' anmen Square. May 1989.
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Patrick Zachmann 2005

CHINA. City of Beijing. Tiananmen square. 2005.
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Patrick Zachmann 1989

CHINA. Beijing. Tiananmen Square. May 1989. Early morning.
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CHINA. City of Beijing. Tiananmen square. 2005.
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CHINA. City of Beijing. Tiananmen square. 1989.
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CHINA. City of Beijing. Tiananmen square. 2005.
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Patrick Zachmann 1989

CHINA. City of Beijing. Tiananmen square. 1989.
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CHINA. City of Beijing. Tiananmen square. 2005.
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Patrick Zachmann 1989

Beijing. Place Tien An Men. May 23 1989.
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CHINA. City of Beijing. Tiananmen square. 2005.
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Patrick Zachmann 1989

CHINA. Beijing. Tienanmen Square. May 1989. A drama student who...
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Patrick Zachmann 2005

CHINA. Beijing. Tian'anmen Square. French photographer Patrick...
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Patrick Zachmann 1991

CHINA. Beijing. Tian'anmen Square. French photographer Patrick...
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