Photographer Interviews

Photographer Antoine Bruy: Pariah at the Hackathon

October 2, 2017

By David Walker

© Antoine Bruy

For a recent assignment, Antoine Bruy photographed Goulash Programming Night, a German hackathon. Working there “was like fishing,” he says, “throwing a line somewhere, waiting for something to happen.” Click to see more.

While on assignment for Bloomberg Businessweek to photograph a high-profile hackathon in Germany, Antoine Bruy found he was decidedly unwelcome. Most hackers prefer anonymity, and they were blunt about their displeasure at Bruy’s presence. “A lot of people told me to go away, or to stop making pictures,” Bruy says. “For the first two hours I worked there, I thought:...

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