Martine Fougeron

Fine Art Photographer
'Nicolas & Adrien. A World with Two Sons' published by Steidl
Location: New York, New York
Nationality: American and French
Biography: Martine Fougeron is a French_American fine art photographer living and working in New York whose work has been exhibited internationally and is held in major public and private collections. Fougeron was born in Paris and studied at LFNY,... read on
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'Nicolas & Adrien. A World with Two Sons' published by Steidl
martine fougeron
Feb 4, 2020

"I seek out mysterious tensions between the spontaneous and the staged." -Martine Fougeron
Fougeron’s first monograph Nicolas & Adrien. A World with Two Sons published by STEIDL, available in bookstores in February of 2020.  

Nicolas & Adrien. A World with Two Sons is a series of intimate portraits of Martine Fougeron's two sons and their friends growing up in New York and France. Both tender and distanced, the book is a visual bildungsroman that delves into the intense present of her sons’ adolescent states of mind before they become independent adults.

Nicolas et Adrien consists of two interconnected bodies of work, “Teen Tribe” (2005–10) and “The Twenties” (2010–18). Composed mostly of photos taken at Fougeron’s New York home and during summers in the South of France, “Teen Tribe” explores adolescence as a liminal state between childhood and adulthood, and follows the adolescent’s interior quest and development of character. “The Twenties” captures the period between adolescence and full adulthood, depicting her sons’ college years, trials with vocations and work, new friends and lovers, holidays and family celebrations.

"Fougeron’s pictures of Adrien and Nicolas sleeping or lounging about in Greenwich Village and the South of France have a lovely looseness and spontaneity, but they never feel like snapshots. Color energizes the work and adds to its sensual undertow." - Vince Aletti, The New Yorker


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Feature in The New York Times for the opening of the Group Show at Gracie Mansion: “Catalyst: Art and Social Justice.”

By Martine Fougeron — Glad to be featured in The New York Times with four of my photographs from my "South Bronx Trades" project in the group exhibition..
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