Patrick de Wilde is mainly known for his photographic work relating to Asian religions, vast expanses of wilderness, wildlife and ethnology. He studied briefly at the Beaux-Arts de Lille, then in Paris at the Ecole des MÃ©tiers dâ€™Art before receiving a scholarship from the Ecole SupÃ©rieure dâ€™Arts Graphiques, which he graduated from in 1973. He then joined the â€œMarie Claire Albumsâ€ group as artistic director, then in 1977 he created newspapers and magazines for the Hoche Courcelles Editions group. While he turned to international reporting in 1981 with the creation of his own studio, it was not until 1991, when he decided to dedicate himself entirely to photography by collaborating with media such as Grands Reportages, Terre Sauvage, BBC Wild Life, Geo, or UshuaÃ¯a. His photographs have been published in over thirty books and have been the subject of numerous exhibitions in Paris (Maison de lâ€™UNESCO, Chapelle du Louvre, RÃ©fectoire des Cordeliers, Art Paris au Grand Palais) as well as internationally and notably in Italy or Qatar as part of the Dohâ€™art festival in 2011. ... See more See less
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