Born on 16th June 1964 in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Patrick Taberna began taking photographs during extensive travels to Europe, Asia, the Middle East and the United States with the book ‘L’usage du monde’ by Nicolas Bouvier in his pocket. Shortly after his arrival in Paris in 1987, he became a regular at a Parisian photography club, Les 30×40.
In 1997, he embarked upon an exhibition by post: ‘Passage en Ouest’. Ten people each received 37 photos, at a rate of one per week, to thank them for giving him a taste for travel and photography.
This adventure enabled him in particular to correspond with Bernard Plossu and Robert Frank. He met the latter in April 1999.
Patrick Taberna won the Fnac honourable mention in 2000 with ‘Magnetic North’, the Fnac Photography Award Paris in 2001 with ‘Nos Italies’ and was awarded the HSBC Photography Prize in 2004 with ‘Au fil des jours’.