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Raymond Depardon, born in France in 1942, began taking photographs on his family farm in Garet at the age of 12. Apprenticed to a photographer-optician in Villefranche-sur-Saône, he left for Paris in 1958 to start a career in photojournalism.
"I think photography was inside me. Once I found it, it became stronger than me and I took refuge in it."