From Martine Franck, I knew the photographs. For a week, I have been collecting stories from people who knew her, and I realize that her images draw a sincere self-portrait of her. The photograph of two Buddhist monks reflects her elegance, with its delicate composition and its warm light. Her discretion, also, that enables her to capture this scene of surprise and shared happiness. And, above all, her interest in exchanges between generations. Here they share the same frame with a reciprocal openness, which is subtly illustrated by the window at the right corner that illuminates the entire image. It also distills her tenderness towards nature and human beings, famous or unknown. And her attraction to India and Japan, at last, whose philosophy seems to fit her so well.
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