SECTION : TESTAMENT IMAGES
Photographer, video artist and director Martine Barrat (1933) left Paris for New York in 1968. There, she coordinated a theater, video and music workshop with a jazz band and was inspired by the South Bronx and Harlem neighborhoods. In 1977, she began a photographic work dedicated to these spaces and pays tribute to a community she has been living in for several years. Her images, as strong as they are intimate, have been exhibited all over the world and published in renowned newspapers (The New York Times, Vanity Fair, Le Monde, Vogue, La República…). In 1991, she published Do or Die, a book about young American boxers, with a preface by director Martin Scorsese and an introduction by photographer Gordon Parks. In 2001, she was bestowed Knight in the Order of Arts and Letters.