As of 15 April 2019, more than forty companies have been working on the site of the fire-damaged Notre-Dame cathedral.

Their dedication and know-how has ensured the success of the spectacular operations needed to secure and restore this historic monument.

This exhibition presents some of the most emblematic professionals working on this site through the photographs of Patrick Zachmann. This exhibition pays tribute to today’s master-builders and to all the artisans committed to safeguarding this key French cultural and historical site.

I became a photographer because I have no memory. Photography allows me to reconstruct the family albums I never had, the missing images becoming the engine of my research. My contact sheets are my personal diary

Patrick Zachmann

Get Magnum news and updates directly to your inbox

Stay in touch
Stay up to date every Thursday with Magnum photographers’ activities, new work, stories published on the Magnum website, and the latest offerings from our shop.
Be the first to know about recent Magnum Shop drops. From new books and limited editions, to special offers, you can find it all on the weekly Magnum Shop newsletter.
Get fortnightly tips and advice articles, find out about the latest workshops, free online events and on-demand courses.
Learn about online and offline exhibitions, photography fairs, gallery events, plus fine print news and activities, on a monthly basis.
Know when our quarterly 7-day square print sale is coming.
Monthly updates on the latest assignments, photographer projects and collaborations with brands.