Recalling the moment


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PARIS, September 7, 2015 – An AFP photographer takes thousands of pictures each year. Many are forgotten in this permanent flow, remaining only in the memory of computer servers.  Others are etched in the minds of their authors. We asked several photographers to tell the story behind a striking picture from their career, of an event that still remains vivid today. 

These tales of a moment in history seen through a photographer’s prism also shine light on the profession of photojournalism.

This is the first part in “Recalling the Moment”, a series by Laurent Kalfala and Sylvain Estibal, in which nine photographers tell us the back story of a picture they still carry with them.


Laurent Kalfala
Sylvain Estibal