In 2002, I left Paris to walk to Santiago de Compostella,
an ancient pilgrimage road, crossing France to Galicia in Spain.
At that time, I felt the urge to explore myself. Unable to make a picture for a few months, I welcomed the road and my thirst into my face, my changes, and my feelings.
The ritual was simple. Each time I was thirsty, I made a spontaneous self-portrait, without posing, with a small B&W camera.
Back in Paris, I spent two weeks in the lab and was overwhelmed by the “road” seen on my face: pain, relief, sadness, life, death, anguish, softness, rigidity, tiredness, the joy of this infinite freedom of nothing and the beauty of the world, the fear which oozes, the physical pain, the relief of leaving fear behind, the sweat of the anguish, rest... It is ugly, it is splendid.
— Marie Docher
This series of self-portraits will be featured from March to May 2014 at the 9th International Biennial of Photography and Visual Arts in Liège, Blegium.
Shocking documentary portraits which tell the story of how Indonesia's lax regulations—combined with foreign tobacco companies' insatiable greed—has led to skyrocketing rates of child smokers.
creates fanciful portraits of young women who live in Ivanovo, a former textile center in Russia which has earned the nickname, the City of Brides.
See one woman's exuberant self-portraits from age 33 till 68 — her body changes while her smiling, impish spirit remains youthful and refreshingly engaged with life!
This blockbuster exhibition packs a punch: besides hundreds of photos (many never-before-seen), there are hand-marked contact sheets, letters, videos—in short, a rare glimpse into the mind of a master.