Sizes 23 x 29 cm
Pages 304 | English edition
Publisher Hannibal | 2018
The camera is in itself a frontier, a barrier of sorts that one is constantly breaking down so as to get closer to the subject. In doing so, you step over your limits; there is a sense of daring, of going beyond, of being rude, of wanting to be invisible.' — Martine Franck
The photographic oeuvre by Martine Franck (1938–2012) has finally been assembled in this comprehensive volume, featuring in-depth studies, conversations, and a host of previously unpublished images.
The woman who wished to 'greet the unexpected' takes us on a chronological journey through her work: feminism, social deprivation and Buddhism join artists, writers and landscapes as subjects that are visited and revisited over the years, scrutinized through the lens of her selfless sensitivity and eye for form. Her celebration of life, the joy of her knowing eye, and her commitment to different causes made Martine Franck a major figure on the international photographic scene.
A co-founder and president of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson and a member of the Magnum Photos agency, her honesty, her curiosity about the world and her capacity for laughter made her a fully-rounded artist.
Texts by Dominique Eddé, Cécile Gaillard, Anne Lacoste, Aude Raimbault and Agnès Sire.