Leica’s Masters of Photography: Patrick Zachmann

 

Patrick Zachmann's So Long China on display at the Leica: Master's of Photography Gallery at photokina

Patrick Zachmann’s So Long China on display at the Leica: Master’s of Photography Gallery at photokina

“I became a photographer because I have no memory. Photography allows me to reconstruct the family albums I never had, the missing images becoming the engine of my research. My contact sheets are my personal diary.” -Patrick Zachmann

For over thirty years, Patrick Zachmann travelled across China, a country he discovered in 1982 while reporting on the Chinese film industry. This long-term series deals with identity, that is a major concern for new generations in China.

 

 

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