Raymond Depardon

One of France's greatest photographers, Raymond Depardon won international acclaim for his coverage of the wars in Algeria and Vietnam. A founder of the photo agency Gamma, he went on to become European Vice-President of the Magnum Agency in 1980. He has made a number of award-winning documentaries including Jan Pallach, Numero zero and Reporters (nominated for an Academy Award in 1982) and two feature films, Une femme en Afrique (Cannes Official Selection, 1985) and Le captive du desert (1989). In 1991 he was awarded the Grand Prix National for photography.