Max Riché is a French photographer who lives and works in Paris.

Engineering studies – École Centrale Lyon (France), Columbia University (New York) and Cambridge University (UK) – allow him to decipher and explain the complex environment that surrounds us with elegance and simplicity. He uses photography and film to study the notion of “limit” in our modern societies and its refusal to satisfy our more or less essential demands. He is interested in our desire to produce, grow, or even attain eternal life, while becoming increasingly disconnected from the natural world (Délivrez-nous, 2019; Paradise, 2020).

His work has been exhibited notably at the Grand Palais (Paris, 2015), Itinéraires des Photographes Voyageurs (Bordeaux, 2016) and at the Cui Zhenkuan Museum (Xi’an, 2016) for the first 30-year retrospective of photography in China. His work is regularly published in international titles such as Forbes, GEO, Le Monde and Wired. Invited to give a TEDx talk in Wageningen (Netherlands) in 2018 on his work and committment to the environment and climate change, he presented Climate Heroes, his first documentary work and movement founded in 2010, exhibited at COP21 in Paris, on which a book is currently in preparation and will be published by Hemeria in September 2021. Max is a member of the editorial committee of Revue EPIC as a photographer expert on environmental issues, and holds a degree in Photography from Gobelins, Paris.

TEDx Wageningen

exhibitions

2021 / April-May. Old New World (solo show), Galerie DUREV. Paris, France
2021 /
September. Climate Heroes, Photoclimat Biennale (group show). Paris, France
2018 / Silk Road International Arts (group show). Xi’an, Shannxi, China
2017 / Cui Zhenkuan Art Museum. Record Keeping (group show). 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

Select Press

2021 / Climate Heroes, book (256 p., Hemeria, september 2021)
2021 / Doc! Photo Magazine #47
(Blow Up Press, 12 pages)
2021 / Paradise, new life, old scars
(British Journal of Photography)
2021 / Meet the Climate Heroes (Blind Magazine)
2020 / Charles Hervé-Gruyer
(Capital Prisma Media, France) ; Bren Smith (Gestalten, Germany)
2018 / Heroes (Wired, Italy, 10 pages)
2017 / Perrine Hervé-Gruyer (Femme Majuscule, France)
2016 / Le Bec Hellouin (Die Zeit, Germany) ; Samso (Le Monde, France)
2015 / Les héros de l’ombre (GEO France, 13 pages)
2014 / Kumbh Mela, Finding portrait subjects amongst 100 million people (Profoto stories)

TEDx Wageningen

Max Riché is a French photographer who lives and works in Paris.

Engineering studies – École Centrale Lyon (France), Columbia University (New York) and Cambridge University (UK) – allow him to decipher and explain the complex environment that surrounds us with elegance and simplicity. He uses photography and film to study the notion of “limit” in our modern societies and its refusal to satisfy our more or less essential demands. He is interested in our desire to produce, grow, or even attain eternal life, while becoming increasingly disconnected from the natural world (Délivrez-nous, 2019; Paradise, 2020).

His work has been exhibited notably at the Grand Palais (Paris, 2015), Itinéraires des Photographes Voyageurs (Bordeaux, 2016) and at the Cui Zhenkuan Museum (Xi’an, 2016) for the first 30-year retrospective of photography in China. His work is regularly published in international titles such as Forbes, GEO, Le Monde and Wired. Invited to give a TEDx talk in Wageningen (Netherlands) in 2018 on his work and committment to the environment and climate change, he presented Climate Heroes, his first documentary work and movement founded in 2010, exhibited at COP21 in Paris, on which a book is currently in preparation and will be published by Hemeria in September 2021. Max is a member of the editorial committee of Revue EPIC as a photographer expert on environmental issues, and holds a degree in Photography from Gobelins, Paris.

exhibitions

2021 / April-May. Old New World (solo show), Galerie DUREV. Paris, France
2021 /
September. Climate Heroes, Photoclimat Biennale (group show). Paris, France
2018 / Silk Road International Arts (group show). Xi’an, Shannxi, China
2017 / Cui Zhenkuan Art Museum. Record Keeping (group show). 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

Select Press

2021 / Climate Heroes, book (256 p., Hemeria, september 2021)
2021 / Doc! Photo Magazine #47
(Blow Up Press, 12 pages)
2021 / Paradise, new life, old scars
(British Journal of Photography)
2021 / Meet the Climate Heroes (Blind Magazine)
2020 / Charles Hervé-Gruyer
(Capital Prisma Media, France) ; Bren Smith (Gestalten, Germany)
2018 / Heroes (Wired, Italy, 10 pages)
2017 / Perrine Hervé-Gruyer (Femme Majuscule, France)
2016 / Le Bec Hellouin (Die Zeit, Germany) ; Samso (Le Monde, France)
2015 / Les héros de l’ombre (GEO France, 13 pages)
2014 / Kumbh Mela, Finding portrait subjects amongst 100 million people (Profoto stories)

awards

2021 / CNAP grant (Centre National des Arts Plastiques)
Leica Oskar Barnack Award – Nominee
Noor x Nikon Masterclass

2020 / Prix Nouvelles Écritures, New Writings Award, Freelens & SAIF – Shortlist

2015 / PX3-Prix de la Photographie Paris – Honorable Mentions: Portrait & Sports

2014 / International Photography Lucie Awards – 11 Mentions
Advertising: Conceptual, Music, Product, Self-Promotion
Editorial: Sports, Portrait

2013 / EISA Maestro Silver Award Europe – Photographer of the Year

clients

Cointreau, ErDF, Fédération Française de Football (FFF), Glenfiddich, Groupe Up, Global Call for Climate Action (GCCA) / Leonardo di Caprio Foundation, INSEP, Institut Pasteur, Keolis, L’Oréal, M6, Poilane, PurProjet, Red Bull Media House, Schneider Electric, Schweizer Kader Organisation SKO – Zürich, Volkswagen, Webedia, Zubrowka

DDB°, maxyma, Meanings/Epoka, Yuma

editorial

Bicycling Magazine (Rodale USA), Die Zeit, Elle France, Forbes, GEO, Le Monde, Wired