SECTION : TESTAMENT IMAGES
Sabine Weiss, born in Switzerland in 1924, was introduced to photography at a very young age, in Geneva, at the Boissonnas studio. With her diploma in hand, she opened her own studio in 1945 and later became the assistant of fashion photographer Will Maywald. In 1952, Robert Doisneau invited her to join him at the Rapho agency. Three years later, Edward Steichen selected three of her pictures for the Family of Man exhibition at MoMA. In 1999, Sabine Weiss became an Officier des Arts et des Lettres, then Chevalier de l’ordre national du Mérite in 2010. Fascinated by the human condition, she develops an empathetic work, linked to the humanist movement. Her photographs are now part of prestigious collections (Metropolitan Museum of Art, Centre Pompidou, Art Institute, MoMA…).