This edition dedicated to the 40 years of Françoise Huguier’s career, a photojournalist with an exceptional destiny, brings women into the spotlight. This original portfolio published in the RSF album “100 photographs for the freedom of press” appears as a wonderful kaleidoscope of her “art of withdrawal “, as qualifies it Gerard Lefort, journalist and writer who pay an amused and emotive tributes to her.
She opens her archives to us, from Siberia to fashion shows, from her famous portraits to a look back to her childhood marked by her captivity in Indochina.
If she defines herself as a simple “documentary photographer”, Françoise Huguier has imposed her multiple-faceted gaze in the world of photography, but also in the world of cinema, fashion, documentary film and report.
Her long and eclectic collaboration with the daily newspaper Liberation, her long-stays in Africa and Asia, in Siberia, in St. Petersburg, in Brittany, have sharpened in her a sense of discreet closeness with the subjects she photographed, especially with women.