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Martine Franck

Martine Franck

Looking at Others

Edited by Clément Chéroux


Publishing 8th Apr 2024
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    • A retrospective of the work of Belgian photographer and documentary filmmaker Martine Franck, shedding light on her immense contribution to photography
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    “I do not believe you can be a good photographer if you aren’t curious about others ” – Martine Franck

    In her case a form of generosity, being curious about others was very much a character trait of Martine Franck (Anverra, 1938 – Paris, 2012), Belgian photographer and documentary filmmaker.

    From the early 1960s until the end of her life over a decade ago, she patiently developed a demanding photographic oeuvre on the foundation of a sincere attraction to human beings. Childhood joy, portraits of workers, feminist struggles, Buddhist spirituality, the elderly… In the tradition of French humanist photography, Franck dedicated herself to documenting the vast tapestry of earthly human adventure.

    This volume sheds light on Martine Franck’s immense contribution to photography, celebrating this female photographer’s most renowned images of childhood, old age and the theatre, many of which have become iconic. Equally of interest is discovering swathes of her work depicting labour, the women’s liberation movement and consumer society, which have seldom been displayed before now.

    This new retrospective brings to a wider audience an artist who was undoubtedly more political and more engaged with her times, for whom the camera was the favoured medium for Looking at Others.

    About the Author

    Texts by: Clément Chéroux, Shirley Jordan, Clara Bouveresse

    Publish date
    8th Apr 2024
    UK, Ireland, Scandinavia, Iceland, Germany, Eastern Europe, & Austria. Arab States non-exclusive
    260 mm x 220 mm
    192 Pages
    170 color
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