Martine Fougeron is a fine art photographer living in New York whose work has been exhibited internationally and is held in major public and private collections including the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
Martine began her Tête-à-Tête project in 2005. In this series of intimate portraits, she reveals the face-to-face engagement of the mother-photographer with the private world of two brothers and their teen tribe which spans their entire adolescent years. Curator and critic Charlotte Cotton has called the project one of the best biographical stories that photography has crafted in the 2000s." Martine's first monograph will be published by Steidl in 2013 under the title 'Teen Tribe'.
Fougeron was born in Paris and studied at LFNY, l’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris, Wellesley College and the International Center of Photography. She has been living in New York and working as a photographer, having turned to photography after a successful career as a Creative Director in the fragrance industry where she was the 'nose of the noses' of 20 world-class perfumers. Tête-à-Tête was presented at Peter Hay Halpert Gallery in New York in 2008 and at the Gallery 339 in Philadelphia in 2010.
Fougeron is also a regular contributor to The New Yorker, New York and The New York Times Sunday Magazine.