CCNY Lecture Series: Martine Fougeron
Thursday, October 21, 7pm
The School of Visual Arts Amphitheater
209 East 23rd Street (between 2nd/ 3rd Ave), Third Floor
Free to CCNY members, SVA students, faculty, and staff
General admission $5, $3 for other students with valid student ID
Martine Fougeron began her Tête-á-Tête project in 2005 as a student at the International Center of Photography. In this series of intimate portraits of her two adolescent sons and their friends in New York and in France, she reveals the face-to-face engagement of the mother-photographer with the private world of two brothers and their teen tribe. Curator and critic Charlotte Cotton has called the project “one of the best biographical stories that photography has crafted in the 2000s.”
Fougeron was born and reared in France and studied at l´Institut d´Etudes Politiques de Paris and then at Wellesley College. She has been living in New York and working as a photographer for the last ten years, having turned to photography after a successful career as a Creative Director in the fragrance industry. Tête-á-Tête was presented at Peter Hay Halpert Gallery in New York in 2008 and at the Gallery 339 in Philadelphia in 2010. Fougeron has also done editorial assignments for The New Yorker, The New York Times Sunday Magazine and New York Magazine.
Q & A to follow the lecture.