Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Magnum photog Raymond Depardon chosen to shoot official portrait of new French president

The choice of a photographer to shoot an official portrait of a new president is a bit on an event in France. Francois Hollande, elected last month, chose documentary photographer and film maker Raymond Depardon who works for the prestigious Magnum agency.
Depardon, who is 70, photographed the president in the garden of the Elysee palace. The photo will be displayed in government offices throughout France.
Much to the annoyance of online photo forums, Hollande's office declined to reveal any technical details of the shoot, such as what cameras were used.
The event was deemed newsworthy enough to be covered by other journalists, including television cameras.
Here is a sequence from the shoot

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