My French presidential moment

Paris - Covering a candidate’s presidential campaign is a blur of rallies and meetings. For a photographer, the challenge is to both present a full picture of the campaign and to find different angles to those taken by colleagues and competitors. Amid the blur, there is always a few moments that stand out.

As France gets ready for the second and final round of its historic 2017 election, seven AFP photographers reflect on their presidential campaign moments of the past, from Pierre Guillaud getting THE shot of Charles de Gaulle voting in 1965 to Philippe Desmazes having his work sent to the garbage bins after Lionel Jospin’s shock defeat in the first round in 2002.



This is the third installment in our "Recalling the Moment" series. Read the first one here and the second one here.

Laurent Kalfala