About the Book
Born on June 16, 1964, Patrick Taberna begins photographing in the course of numerous travels in Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States, Nicolas Bouvier’s L’usage du monde being his constant companion. Shortly after his arrival in Paris in 1987, he regulary attends the meetings of the Club des 30/40, led by Jean-Luc Lemaitre and later by Francis Richard. In 1997, he undertakes a postal exhibition, “Passage en Ouest”. In return for stimulating his taste for travel and photography, ten people each receive thirty-seven photographs on a weekly basis. This adventure will notably lead to a correspondance between himself, Bernard Plossu and Robert Frank. He meets, for that matter, the latter in April 1999. Patrick Taberna is awarded the FNAC mention in 2000 for “Nord magnétique” and wins the FNAC Paris award in 2001 for “Nos Italies”. He is laureate of the HSBC Fondation for the photography in 2004.