Due to concerns about COVID-19, this event has been postponed.

Join us for the book launch of ICP alumni and faculty member Martine Fougeron’s (DOC 2006) first monograph, Nicolas & Adrien. A World with Two Sons. Fougeron will be in conversation with ICP Alumni and Development Projects Sr. Coordinator Sasha Bush (MFA 2017) before a book signing of the new monograph.

Nicolas & Adrien. A World with Two Sons, published by Steidl, is a series of intimate portraits of 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 an in-between 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.

Copies of Nicolas & Adrien. A World with Two Sons are available for purchase in ICP’s shop.

Bios

Born in Paris in 1954, Martine Fougeron studied at l’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, Wellesley College, and the International Center of Photography in New York. Her exhibitions include those at the Gallery at Hermès in New York (2013) and the Bronx Museum of the Arts (2016), while her work forms part of major collections including the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Fougeron contributes frequently to the New Yorker, the New York Times Sunday Magazine, and FT Weekend Magazine, among other publications. Fougeron is the founder of The Photography Master Retreat and is on the faculty of ICP.

Sasha Bush (b.1987) is a New York City based visual artist who works with photographs and video. Bush received his MFA from the ICP-Bard Program in Advanced Photographic Studies (2017) and BA from Hampshire College (2009). His work is held in the collections of ICP’s library and the Clara M. Eagle Gallery at Murray State University in Kentucky.

 

Image: © Martine Fougeron