February 25, 2019
MARTINE FRANCK BY AGNES SIRE
The photographic oeuvre by Martine Franck (1938–2012)
assembled in this comprehensive monograph, edited by Agnès Sire,
artistic director of the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson
now available at Fondazione Sozzani Bookshop.
The work on this book has been undertaken in 2011 with Martine Franck,
through a chronological journey, including many unpublished images,
the photographer has conceived different chapters spanning her entire life.
Feminism, social deprivation, the elderly, and Buddhism join artists,
writers and landscapes as subjects that are visited and revisited over the years
and through various travels to the United States, United Kingdom, Ireland or Asia,
scrutinised through the lens of her selfless sensitivity,
an eye for form and composition for the woman who wished to “greet the unexpected”.
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.