French photographer Patrick Wack was born in Cannes in 1979 and grew up in the suburbs of Paris. After a career in sports and studies that took him to the US, Sweden and Germany, he left a job in Berlin to pursue in China a passion for photography, and hopes of a less ordinary life. Fully self-taught, he worked from 2006 to 2017 as a Shanghai-based freelance photographer in the fields of editorial and commercial photography. Wack also focuses on long-term personal projects mixing the traditional documentary form with subjective story telling to address issues such as national identity, borders and modern mythologies. He has published in Time magazine, The New York Times, The Sunday Times, The WSJ, The Monocle, Nat Geo China, Travel and Leisure, among others. His work has been exhibited in Shanghai, Beijing, Berlin, Singapore, Paris and Bordeaux. He is now based in Berlin and part of the German agency LAIF.