This catalogue of the retrospective exhibition that took place in Paris at the Musée de la Vie Romantique in 2002 presents a survey of Martine Frank's work over thirty years. Each of her photographs indeed conveys a romantic revelation : of nature (for instance, the sea landscapes of the Tory Island), of the infinitely various ways in which human beings inscribed themselves on nature (from the photographs of the Chinese carved-in Buddhas to those of the cobblestones of Paris), of family through the photographs of elderly people sitting with embedded portraits of bygone days, of artistic creation in the 20th century through the portraits of emblematic artists, and of drama in particular (the photographs of le Théâtre du Soleil). The book ends on dream-like images of characters seen in a mirror, which may be seen as a visual definition of photographic romanticism.
Size: 9 1/2 x 6 3/5"
Publishers: Adam Biro Editions (Paris, 2002)