Editions 2008, 2014

Patrick SWIRC

Born 1961, Montbrison, France. Lives and works in Paris, France.
After his secondary education, he integrated the Vevey school of photography, in Switzerland. Fireproof in the discipline, he  escaped very fast by love for a striptease girl he followed to Pigalle.
In Paris, he found his way in the portrait and offered his services to the press with which he collaborated regularly. He photographs anonymous and celebrities for the biggest newspapers. In Libération, Elle, Télérama, Studio, Time magazine, his portraits are published around the world. Abandoning his work of portrait, he escaped to cover with obsession the distant parts of the country.
  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture