The photographic work of Martine Franck (1938-2012) has finally been gathered in this complete monograph, the most exhaustive to date, edited by Agnès Sire, artistic director of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson. The work on this book has been done in 2011 with Martine Franck. Through a chronological journey, which includes many unpublished images, the photographer has conceived different chapters that cover her entire life.
Feminism, social deprivation, the elderly and Buddhism join artists, writers and landscapes as topics that are visited and revisited over the years and through various trips to the United States, the United Kingdom, Ireland or Asia, scrutinized Through the lens of his disinterested sensitivity, an eye for form and composition for the woman who wanted to “greet the unexpected”. Her celebration of life, the joy of her knowing eye and her commitment to different causes made Martine Franck an important figure in the international photographic panorama.
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