Among all these faces that crossed Martel's path, several marked him for life. He was able to photograph women, far from the cliches of fashion. His aim was to show an honest portrayal of each of these women, in their daily combats. He found the same grace among the peasant women of Guatemala as among Khmer dancers or Moroccan fortune-tellers. Today it is this work that Olivier Martel wishes to share.
" Femmes Eternelles, Women throughout the world " is a series of portraits that capture women in their intimate moments, and reveal their unique beauty and individuality.
" Femmes Eternelles " is the 24th exhibition to be hosted by the French Senate on the railings of the Luxembourg Gardens in Paris. The exhibition features 80 photographs and coincides with the publication of " Femmes Eternelles," by Editions Philippe Rey.
Morocco, Taghjijt village, 1977
Ivory Coast, 1992
Abidjan, Vridi beach, 1979
Singapore, Ta Lin Touya, Chinese actress, 1997
Vietnam, Hanoi, 1994