Max Riché is an award-winning portrait and documentary travel photographer based in Paris. An engineer and environmentalist, he is renowned for delivering sophisticated, engaging and inspiring work.
Studies in engineering at some of the world’s leading institutions in France, the US and the UK, and a career in management consulting have resulted in seeing the world as a series of systems. Through this lens, he is able to decipher and explain the complex environment that surrounds us with elegance and simplicity.
In 2009, he founded the global photography movement Climate Heroes, culminating in a major exhibition in December 2015 during COP21 in Paris at the Grand Palais. To learn more about Climate Heroes, please visit climateheroes.org
Max has been invited to judge multiple photo competitions around the world, with participation of over 100,000 entries, critique portfolios, and featured in interviews on influential blogs such as Profoto, 500px, ISO 12000, Petapixel, etc
"An adventurer at heart, I am driven by a passion for exploring our planet and celebrating its beauty.
Transmission is the basis of my work. Sharing the stories that have inspired me have allowed me to connect with incredible people, and our planet : my personal projects have taken me from the Indonesian jungle with Mentawai medicine men, to bathing amongst 100 million pilgrims in India during Maha Kumbh Mela, the world's largest pilgrimage.
These experiences have changed me and I believe they can inspire change in others.
Honing my creative voice and a high mastery of lighting has led me to working with Olympic athletes and to be the first photographer to be commissioned by Red Bull for the launch of Red Bull Photography in 2014, as well as to developing unique processes for ultra-high-resolution cinemagraphs.
My commitment to climatic advocacy work through photography and videography has led me to speak at major events such as COP21 at the Grand Palais in Paris, the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in New York, Creative Mornings, or Social Media Week, Mexico City.
My fine art work is represented by Galerie Rivière et Faiveley in Paris and my commercial work is represented by Wonderful Machine."