TEDx Wageningen 2018

exhibitions

2018 / Silk Road International Arts. Xi’an, Shannxi, China
2017 / Cui Zhenkuan Art Museum. Record Keeping. Xi’an, Shannxi, China
2017 / Itinéraires des Photographes Voyageurs. Climate Heroes. Bordeaux, France
2016 / We Love Green. Climate Heroes. Paris, France
2016 / Nouvelles Explorations. Climate Heroes. Royans, France
2015 / Grand Palais, COP21. Climate Heroes. Paris, France
2012 / Urban Diversions. New York City Subway Drivers. Galerie Rivière et Faiveley, Paris

Max Riché is a documentary and portrait photographer based in Paris. A former engineer and environmentalist, he strives to decipher and explain the complex environment that surrounds us with elegance and simplicity.

In 2009 after graduating from Gobelins in Paris, he founded the global photography movement Climate Heroes, later exhibited during COP21 in Paris in 2015 and published in magazines worldwide. He was invited to give a TEDx talk about his work in 2018 as he embarked on his next documentary projects, observing the traces of our presence (Urbania), using photography and film to question the notion of limit and its refusal in our modern society (Paradise, 2020) that seeks to keep producing, growing, or even achieving eternal life, but is increasingly disconnected from the natural world.

His work has taken him to endangered and impoverished parts of our planet, or bathing amongst 100 million pilgrims in India during the only Maha Kumbh Mela we will witness in our lifetime. Commercially, he produced famous imagery with Olympic athletes which later inspired Red Bull to commission him for the launch of Red Bull Photography, or portraits for the French soccer team for the 2019 FIFA Women World Cup.

Exhibitions have included the Grand Palais, Paris, and more recently the Cui Zhenkuan Art Museum in Xi’an, China for the first retrospective of 30 years of photography in China. His work is published and commissioned by leading international magazines including Forbes, GEO, Le Monde and Wired, among others.