Visa: L'album du déjeuner de Paris Match
Caroline Mangez, Olivier Royant and Régis Le Sommier
Olivier Royant and Karyn Bauer
Jean-François Gallois, Jean-François Leroy, Didier Rapaud, Marc Brincourt, François Caron and Anabel Echevarria
Olivier Royant and Jean-François Leroy
General view of paris-match event in Torreilles beach
Photographer Patrick Robert fooling with picture editor Romain Lacroix
Beautiful camaraderie : Paris-Match’ Flore Olive teasing Elle’s correspondent Caroline Laurent, as Patrick Chauvel watches…
Picture Editor Guillaume Clavières (glasses) with Etienne and Frédérique Montes. (Jean Jacques Naudet jokes with Elianne Lafont)
Paris-Match photographer Hubert Fanthomme reading a book
Ferit, (left) Sipa press archive manager, with photographer Christine Spengler
Astrid Thérond signing Hubert’s book
Eve Thérond , Marie Laure de Decker et Astrid Thérond
Olivier Royant, todays Paris-match editor welcoming a japanese family featured in Paris-Match after 2011 tsunami in Japan.
Every year the editors of Paris Match organize a lunch on a beach near Perpignan. Roger Thérond, the director of Paris-Match used to welcome his friends and colleagues there.
Since his death in 2001, this beach has become a place of pilgrimage where we pay tribute to the person who best knew the “Match spirit,” as we honor the man who for half a century brought French photojournalism to its peak. It was the place you had to be, and invitations were hard to come by.
Far from Paris and the pressures of news and deadlines, Roger loved to catch up with “his boys” like a naval captain before the attack. It was a kind of communion with his troops to give them courage.
Roger insisted that everyone from the team—journalists, administrators, ad department—come together every year. They fought just as hard as we did for the paper, only their battles were more discreet.
Every year, “the boss” was accompanied by his wife and three daughters, a sign of respect and friendship toward these devoted men and women who surrounded him at work. The somewhat solemn meal brought everyone together in this wild countryside of dunes bathed in the singular autumn light reflected by the sea.
Roger found serenity and tranquility there, and it felt good.
Chris Laffaille a former news director at Paris-Match, found restaurant where the magazine’s annual party is held every year.