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.
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.
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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.