Maxime Riché (b. 1982, France) is a photographer & director who lives and works in Paris. His work revolves around a central question: how do we, as human beings, inhabit the world? In a line of work he defines as “speculative documentary”, he thus deals with our ability to adapt to the upheavals of our environment.

He is the winner of Prix Maison Blanche, Passe-Partout Prize, Fotografia Europea, a grantee of the French National Center for the Arts (Cnap), finalist for Prix BMW ArtMakers, Prix Swiss Life à 4 mains and Grand Prix Vevey, and twice Prix Pictet nominee

In 2023-2024, he is artist-in-residence at La Capsule and the International College of Photography in Paris for a creation about the body and sports for the Paris 2024 Paris Olympics. Maxime is a member of the editorial committee of revue EPIC. He contributed to GEO, M le Magazine du Monde, Wired and clients include OXFAM, SNCF Group, Volkswagen/DDB° and Webedia, among others.

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Carré Bisson
10 bis rue bisson
75020 Paris, France
Portrait by Fabien Fourcaud


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Recent exhibitions

2024 /
La Capsule, Paris 2024 Olympics (Le Bourget/Paris, France)
unRepresented by a ppr o che (Paris, France)

2023 /

Lire les lignes du mondePhotoSaintGermain x Cnap (Paris, France)
Épreuves de la matièreBibliothèque nationale de France (Paris, France)
Feux, mégafeuxQuai des Savoirs (Toulouse, France)
Festival La Gacilly Photo (La Gacilly, France)
Itinéraires des Photographes Voyageurs (Bordeaux, France)
Promenades Photographiques(Blois, France)
VER/VOIR (Chiclayo, Peru)
Anticipation Festival, Académie du climat (Paris, France)
Noorderlicht, Regenerate (Gröningen, The Netherlands)

2022 /
Prix Maison Blanche (Marseille, France)
inCadaqués (Cadaqués, Spain).
Fotografia Europea (Reggio Emilia, Italy)
ImageSingulières (Sète, France)
Nuits de Pierrevert & Promenades Photographiques de Vendôme
Galleria 28 San Pietro (Rome, Italy)

2021 /
Solo show, Photoclimat Biennale (Paris, France)
Solo show, Galerie DUREV (Paris, France)