Raymond Depardon, the son of a peasant, has become one of France’s most distinguished photojournalists. He is a Magnum photographer and documentary film-maker. He began using a camera when he was ten. His photographs from that time, which record a rural life that has now vanished, are now the most important to him. His photographic record of the farm near Villefranche where he was born in 1942, Le Ferme du Garet, was published in 1995 (Editions Carré).