For more than 40 years, Patrick Zachmann has produced acclaimed, long-term projects that use photography and film to explore themes of memory, identity and immigration. He has documented the Chinese Diaspora, Jewish identity and the plight of migrants in Marseilles, all the while pushing himself to subvert his ‘style’ by working with both analogue and digital, colour and black and white, and using multimedia formats. “I don’t want to repeat myself like many photographers do by developing a special style,” he says of his practice.

This contact sheet features images of Ah Sai, a former member of one of the leading triad gangs and secret organized crime society, Sun Yee On, in Kowloon, Hong Kong, in 1987.

Patrick Zachmann joined Magnum Photos in since 1985.

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