TEDx Wageningen


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

Max Riché is a French documentary and portrait photographer. He lives and works in Paris.

Engineering studies (Ecole Centrale, France; Columbia University, USA; University of Cambridge, UK) and an early career in life sciences have allowed him to decipher and explain the complex environment that surrounds us with elegance and simplicity. In 2010 he founded the global photographic movement Climate Heroes, later exhibited at COP 21 in Paris in 2015 and published in magazines and books worldwide. He was invited to give a TEDx talk in Wageningen (the Netherlands) in 2018 about his documentary work on climate change and his commitment as an environmentalist.

He uses photography and film to study the concept of limit and beliefs in our modern society as we keep producing, chasing growth, or aim to achieve eternal life while being increasingly disconnected from the natural world. Recent projects include Deliver us (2019) on the economy of delivery bikers, Paradise (2020) on megafires in California, or Old New World (2020) about post-Covid-19 expectations.

His work has taken him to endangered parts of our planet as well as 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.

His pictures have been exhibited at the Grand Palais (Paris), Itinéraires des Photographes Voyageurs (Bordeaux), UNFCCC (New York) and the Cui Zhenkuan Art Museum in Xi’an, for the first retrospective of 30 years of photography in China. His work is regularly published in leading publications including British Journal of Photography, Die Zeit, GEO, Le Monde and Wired, among others. 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.