" Nicolas et Adrien. A World with Two Sons is a series of intimate portraits of Martine Fougeron’s two sons and their friends growing up in New York and France. Both tender and distanced, the book is a visual bildungsroman that delves into the intense present of her sons’ adolescent states of mind before they become independent adults.
Nicolas & Adrien consists of two interconnected bodies of work, "Teen Tribe” (2005–10) and "The Twenties” (2010–18). Composed mostly of photos taken at Fougeron’s New York home and during summers in the South of France, "Teen Tribe” explores adolescence as a liminal state between childhood and adulthood, and follows the adolescent’s interior quest and development of character. "The Twenties” captures the period between adolescence and full adulthood, depicting her sons’ college years, trials with vocations and work, new friends and lovers, holidays and family celebrations.
Nicolas & Adrien is a sensual biography of two adolescents and a depiction of the universal processes of growing up to which all can relate. "
159 photographies en couleurs
Martine FOUGERON, née en 1954 à Paris, vit et travaille à New York. Elle collabore régulièrement aux journaux The New Yorker et The New York Times Magazine.
Göttingen, Cologne, 2019, 29,7 x 23 cm, demi-toile jaune, plats de toile bordeaux, 264 pages.
TEXTE EN ANGLAIS
librairie couleur du temps, steidl, photographe, photographie, fougeron, famille, fils, maternité, gémellité, enfant, enfance, jeunesse, adolescent, adolescence, portrait,