One Year On: The November 13 Paris Attacks

Magnum photographers recall the night of the Paris attacks and their aftermath in a short film

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During the evening of Friday, November 13, 2015, multiple attacks were launched simultaneously in Paris and at the Stade St Denis in the city’s northern suburb. 130 people were killed by attackers. Magnum photographers were in the city at the time, in town to attend Paris Photo photography fair. Magnum’s Patrick Zachmann was in a restaurant not far from the Bataclan, where 89 people lost their lives, when he heard sirens – “too many to be routine”. His first instinct was to follow them where he filmed the police outside the venue. In this short film, Zachmann and other Magnum photographers who were present, Peter van Agtmael, Thomas Dworzak, Paolo Pellegrin, Newsha Tavakolian, Mark Power, David Hurn, Bruno Barbey recount their personal experiences, and their professional responses as photojournalists.

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