Cyril
Zannettacci

Cyril Zannettacci

biography


French photographer, born in 1973, Cyril Zannettacci is based in Paris.

After studying at the school of the French Society of Photography, Cyril Zannettacci began as an assistant: he acquired solid experience in studio techniques and collaborated with world-renowned photographers. After ten years of working for prestigious international magazines, he developed his own photographic work.

Between reportages, portraits and architectural photography, he worked for ten years with the musée du quai Branly, where he gave an insight into life and behind the scenes.
In 2011, he realized a dream as a young photographer and made his first assignment for the newspaper Libération – an client for which he has been regularly producing numerous portraits and stories on social topics since 2015.
In 2017, he travelled to the West Bank for his first collaboration with Médecins du Monde to document the psychological suffering of the Palestinian people in the occupied territories.

In addition to his commissions for the press, NGOs and institutions, Cyril Zannettacci develops personal documentary projects. Looking at subjects over the long term, he invests this long time to give visibility and to question from a new angle the themes related to the contemporary world and its mutations: the traces of its history, the persistence of its memory, the relationship of the individual to society and its environment, both in its actions and in its representations.

Series


CHAPSA, 2021

Series | The Center for Housing and Assistance to Homeless Persons (CHAPSA), located in Nanterre, welcomes homeless people and accompanies them in a care process. But not having the same resources, nor the same reputation as classical medicine, social medicine suffers from a considerable lack of means, budgets and staff.

120mm, 2020

Series | For several weeks, when he wasn't working as a reporter, or photographing with a medium format camera the streets of Paris emptied of its inhabitants, Cyril Zannettacci constrained himself to confinement by reducing his gaze to the aim of a 120mm lens.

Empty Paris, 2020

Series | It took several additional days after the speech of the French President, Emmanuel Macron, but the containment measures necessary to fight the Covid-19 outbreak were finally imposed in France and in Paris.

Extinction Rebellion: Rebel Week in Paris, 2019

Series | In Paris and other major cities around the world, a week of civil disobedience actions was organized by Extinction Rebellion, as part of the "October International Rebellion".

The Yellow Vests Movement, 2019

Series | Born on the social networks and on the country's roundabouts, the Yellow Vests movement makes its demands heard every weekend in Paris and other French cities.

Makeshift Camp, 2018

Series | Not without pain, I was able to cross over the fortifications, the iron belt, that kept me apart from wealth. And I have became skilled in the way of building short-lived resorts. I would give as an example these works scattered along the way of my pilgrimage.

With the Refugees in France: from Calais to Pau, 2017

Series | More than 4,000 of them have been sent to various shelter sites across France. We boarded one of the buses with Libération journalist Stéphanie Maurice for a long trip to Gelos, in the suburbs of Pau.

CHAPSA, 2021

Series | The Center for Housing and Assistance to Homeless Persons (CHAPSA), located in Nanterre, welcomes homeless people and accompanies them in a care process. But not having the same resources, nor the same reputation as classical medicine, social medicine suffers from a considerable lack of means, budgets and staff.

120mm, 2020

Series | For several weeks, when he wasn't working as a reporter, or photographing with a medium format camera the streets of Paris emptied of its inhabitants, Cyril Zannettacci constrained himself to confinement by reducing his gaze to the aim of a 120mm lens.

Empty Paris, 2020

Series | It took several additional days after the speech of the French President, Emmanuel Macron, but the containment measures necessary to fight the Covid-19 outbreak were finally imposed in France and in Paris.

Extinction Rebellion: Rebel Week in Paris, 2019

Series | In Paris and other major cities around the world, a week of civil disobedience actions was organized by Extinction Rebellion, as part of the "October International Rebellion".

The Yellow Vests Movement, 2019

Series | Born on the social networks and on the country's roundabouts, the Yellow Vests movement makes its demands heard every weekend in Paris and other French cities.

Makeshift Camp, 2018

Series | Not without pain, I was able to cross over the fortifications, the iron belt, that kept me apart from wealth. And I have became skilled in the way of building short-lived resorts. I would give as an example these works scattered along the way of my pilgrimage.

With the Refugees in France: from Calais to Pau, 2017

Series | More than 4,000 of them have been sent to various shelter sites across France. We boarded one of the buses with Libération journalist Stéphanie Maurice for a long trip to Gelos, in the suburbs of Pau.

CHAPSA, 2021

Series | The Center for Housing and Assistance to Homeless Persons (CHAPSA), located in Nanterre, welcomes homeless people and accompanies them in a care process. But not having the same resources, nor the same reputation as classical medicine, social medicine suffers from a considerable lack of means, budgets and staff.

120mm, 2020

Series | For several weeks, when he wasn't working as a reporter, or photographing with a medium format camera the streets of Paris emptied of its inhabitants, Cyril Zannettacci constrained himself to confinement by reducing his gaze to the aim of a 120mm lens.

Empty Paris, 2020

Series | It took several additional days after the speech of the French President, Emmanuel Macron, but the containment measures necessary to fight the Covid-19 outbreak were finally imposed in France and in Paris.

Extinction Rebellion: Rebel Week in Paris, 2019

Series | In Paris and other major cities around the world, a week of civil disobedience actions was organized by Extinction Rebellion, as part of the "October International Rebellion".

The Yellow Vests Movement, 2019

Series | Born on the social networks and on the country's roundabouts, the Yellow Vests movement makes its demands heard every weekend in Paris and other French cities.

Makeshift Camp, 2018

Series | Not without pain, I was able to cross over the fortifications, the iron belt, that kept me apart from wealth. And I have became skilled in the way of building short-lived resorts. I would give as an example these works scattered along the way of my pilgrimage.

With the Refugees in France: from Calais to Pau, 2017

Series | More than 4,000 of them have been sent to various shelter sites across France. We boarded one of the buses with Libération journalist Stéphanie Maurice for a long trip to Gelos, in the suburbs of Pau.