45 years of photo-reportage through the eye and lens of Yan Morvan, no compromise.

Each month, 2 new magazines will retrace history, whether marginal, political, industrial or cultural.

Yan Morvan Archives

Behind the lens of a photo-reporter

Somewhere between poetry and testimony lies reality, and all of its fantasies, even the most extreme. Between sex and war, there remains progress, its few victors and its myriad of vanquished. Because it is this memory that the Yan Morvan Archives talk about.

This month:

Archive N°012

E-junk (2002)

At the present time, the whole life of our planet, from birth to death, is detailed, day by day, on myriads of sister-stars, with all its crimes and misfortunes. What we call progress is cloistered on every earth, and vanishes […] Voir plus
Archive N°011

Furries (2002)

At first, it's surprising. The lift door opens on each floor before you get to the lounge of the big hotel in Tacoma. And with each new arrival, you wonder if you're really awake. The first one looks like an […] Voir plus

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After studying mathematics and becoming a film director, Yan Morvan began reporting on the Hells Angels in Paris, then on the prostitutes of Bangkok. In 1974, he published his first photograph in the daily newspaper Libération.

From 1974 to 1975, he worked for the Fotolib agency of Libération, then for the Norma agency in 1976. In 1976, he published his first book on rockers, Le Cuir et le Baston, the beginning of a long work on gangs that would last twenty years, and began collaborating as a freelancer with Paris Match until 1978, then with Figaro Magazine until 1980.

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