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.
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