Photographer Raymond Depardon captures his first impressions of life in 12 of the world's most populous cities. Setting out to lose himself in each place, the resulting photographs show unguarded images of people going about their everyday lives.
Raymond Depardon (1942) is a French photographer, photojournalist and documentary filmmaker. He began his career as a photojournalist in the early 1960s. He travelled to conflict zones including Algeria, Vietnam, Biafra and Chad. From 1975 to 1977 Depardon traveled in Chad and received a Pulitzer Prize in 1977. In May 2012, he took the official portrait of French President François Hollande.