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CLAIRE MARTIN
Dropouts
CHAIS DES MOULINS > 8th - 26th MAY

Before being a photographer, the young Australian Claire Martin studied social work. She realised that photography enabled her to document and influence “reality.” She engaged upon a long-term work about marginalized communities in so-called ‘prosperous’ countries. It is a reference to her own family history.

In ‘the most liveable of cities’ Vancouver, she discovered a street abandoned by the public authorities. In the Californian desert, on an old military base, she photographed Slab city, a shanty town of ex-hippies and at home, in Australia, a village in New South Wales, Nimbin, colonised since the seventies by all those who tried to escape the prevailing consumerism.

The first two parts of this work received the Inge-Morath prize in 2010.

BIOGRAPHY

This Australian photographer, born in 1980, began a career in social work before turning to photography, conscious that change can also occur through this medium. Thanks to her documentary work about marginalized communities in rich societies, she won the Magnum Foundation prize in 2010 for the best female photographer under 30 years old. From the start of her career in 2007, her unique style has been widely praised. She was nominated as Emerging Talent in the Getty Images Reportage category and represented Australia for Foto freo in 2010. She recently became a member of the photography group Occuli. She currently works as a freelance photographer and a director of politically engaged documentaries.

PREVIEW


// PREVIEW //

"Dropouts"
WEDNESDAY 8th MAY – 6.30pm / CHAIS DES MOULINS
Quai des Moulins
In the presence of the photographer.


// AUTOGRAPHS //

Book signing sessions have been organised in partnership with the bookshop L'Échappée Belle, during previews and at the Chais des Moulins, from 8th to 12th May.

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