Exhibitions from Martine Franck and Marie Bovo at the Cartier-Bresson Foundation, 25th February – 17th May 2020

Offering two exhibitions at the same time, as usual, the brand new Cartier-Bresson Foundation invites you to come and see Martine Franck’s Face à Face with photos taken from the Foundation’s own archives, and Nocturnes, a new selection of images by Spanish-born France-based artist Marie Bovo, taken at dusk in Marseille and Africa.

Two female photographers, two eras, two approaches…

Exhibitions from Martine Franck and Marie Bovo at the Cartier-Bresson Foundation, 25th February - 17th May 2020

Marie Bovo loves taking long-exposure shots when the sun is setting, that time of day when the world is transformed by the fading light.

This method of photography transforms the colours of the scene, often emptying them of any human presence while still keeping a kind of ghostly charm.

Exhibitions from Martine Franck and Marie Bovo at the Cartier-Bresson Foundation, 25th February - 17th May 2020
© Marie Bovo, Courtesy the artist and Kamel Mennour, Paris/London
Exhibitions from Martine Franck and Marie Bovo at the Cartier-Bresson Foundation, 25th February - 17th May 2020
© Marie Bovo, Courtesy the artist and Kamel Mennour, Paris/London

The exhibition includes thirty-five large-format prints from five different series, as well as two films. A catalogue is also available so you can analyse and admire the photos further (42€ here at amazon.fr).

Exhibitions from Martine Franck and Marie Bovo at the Cartier-Bresson Foundation, 25th February - 17th May 2020


La réalisatrice et photographe Agnès Varda, Moulin d’Andé, France, 1983 © Martine Franck / Magnum Photos

In a different style (and in black and white) the exhibition Face à face by Martine Franck focuses on the photographer’s portraits, showcasing her different approach to the medium.

As a committed female photographer, Franck chose to eschew popular subjects and gravitated to the elderly, outsiders and artists, trying to capture the light in their eyes or a particular gesture that would show their character.

These photos have a particular feel to them. You sense that the subjects have let their guard down…

Exhibitions from Martine Franck and Marie Bovo at the Cartier-Bresson Foundation, 25th February - 17th May 2020


Le peintre Balthus avec son chat Mitsuko, Grand Chalet de Rossinière, Suisse, 1999
© Martine Franck / Magnum Photos

The exhibitions Nocturnes by Marie Bovo and Face à face by Martine Franck are at the Cartier-Bresson Foundation (here) from 25th February – 17th May 2020

Open every day except Mondays from 11am-7pm

Admission: 9€ / 5€

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