"Photography to me is a way to express compassion and the responsibility that I feel for humanity."
1983: Born in France, Soissons (Aisne)
1998 : Leaves France with family to go live in the United States (in the north of New York State).
2003 : Discovery of photography while studying drawing & commercial art.
2004 : First Exhibition of black & white photography in Poughkeepsie NY. An article is published about the photographs in the local art magazine (PULSE) entitled « a photographic eye ».
2005 : Admitted at the Fashion Institue of Technology in New York City to study the two year photography program.
2007 : Graduates from FIT and receives the two year photography diploma. Starts to freelance as a fashion photographer for New York magazines and fashion designers.
2008 : Moves to Berlin. Creates a collective of photographers (Crisis Berlin). Meets Felicia Bolm who is also a photographer and becomes best friends.
2009 : Goes back to NYC for commercial photography and magazine work.
2010 : Moves to Paris. Still life fashion photographer for les galeries lafayette for the next year and a half.
2011 : Survives from a building fire on the 14th of April 2011 in the 20th arrondissement of Paris. Best friend Swedish photographer Felicia Bolm loses her life in this tragedy. Due to this tragedy stops all commercial work and dedicates full time to his personal work. Full time investment in humanistic documentary & creating a retrospective exhibitions of Felicia Bolm´s photography work.
2013 : Exhibition in Paris Ménilmontant “Timeless Moments”- 15 images were shown that were taken in the street of paris for a period of two years.
2014 : Documents the Palestinian hunger strike in Göteborg, Sweden for 4 months. Following an exhibition in Göteborg at Frilagret “ For the hope of a free life”- 20 photographs were shown which shared & told the story of forty Palestinian men hunger striking to obtain their refugee right to stay in Sweden. Publishes stories in the newspaper Göteborg Fria about Romanian people coming to Sweden-http://www.fria.nu/byline/clement-martz
2015 : Exhibition in Chauny Picardie, France “ Chauny: Une ville de France”- 16 photographs were shown concerning the delocalisation of factory work and the economic crisis affecting the region and its people. Made a first part documentary about Calais and its migrants living in the jungle. Part of the collective exhibition " Art in the Jungle" in Calais during December 2015.
2016 : Continued on documenting the evolution of the Calais Jungle while being a member of the organization "Art in the Jungle". Documented refugees stranded in Greece. Spent one month in New York making a photo story about the church and other facilities which supports the poor communities around New York State. Made a photo documentary about internally Displaced People of Donetsk in Berdyans´k, Ukraine.
Group Photo Exhibition-"Art in the Junlge" in Lille & Romainville, France- March & April 2016.
Photo Exhibition- The Unwanted in Poughkeepie NY- March 2016-31 photographs were exhibited showing the humanitarian crisis conerning the refugees in Europe.
Photo Exhibition- "Welcome to the Junlge"-Centre Villiot, Paris.