For more than thirty years, Jane Evelyn Atwood has been exploring the human condition with a level of commitment that can only be admired.
It all began in 1976, when she started photographing the prostitutes in Rue des Lombards in Paris. Already fascinated by lives on the margins of society, she embarked, with this first project, upon the basis of a photographic methodology that she has stuck with ever since, and which today has brought her international recognition.
So it was that she formulated the foundation of her approach, an approach based on in-depth investigation, which often leads her to spend several years on her subjects and enables her to form strong connections with them. Her worlds are the worlds of the marginalized, the forgotten, the people whom we ignore or turn away from, but whom she has undertaken to show to us in all their distress and all their dignity.
Following a retrospective at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie in Paris in 2010, it is now the turn of the Botanique to pay homage to the exceptional career of one of the great contemporary photographers.