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 is renowned for delivering sophisticated, engaging and inspiring work. Studies at some of the world’s leading institutions in France, the US and the UK, and a career in management consulting have allowed him 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. After 6 years of documentary and portrait work, the project culminated in 2015 in a major exhibition during COP21 at the Grand Palais in Paris, and publications worldwide. His documentary projects are designed on a large time frame (Climate Heroes) and to make us think about our times differently, observe the traces of our presence (Urbania) and what will remain of our desire to always produce more.

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. As he explains in the TEDx talk he gave in 2018, he strives to tell stories of human, social and environmental importance that can make a difference. As the Creative Director of the Triptych content studio, his work is known to support organizations voice their commitment about important topics in today’s fast changing, digitized world.

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.