1st finalist of the Prix Voltaire 2020

© Mathieu Ménard

Mathieu Ménard

With red as the common thread, Mathieu MENARD offers a social and committed approach to the photographic portrait:
From the back, from the front and through an object that is dear to them, welcomed and welcoming from a Parisian home pose and tell each other, on an equal footing …

“Photography allows me to materialize – through an aesthetic as well as a documentary approach – my commitment to societal subjects that affect me particularly.”

“Women at the stopover” series

With an identical artistic protocol for each triptych, the series “Women at the stopover” highlights women who are usually invisible in portraits where they gradually reveal themselves with modesty and dignity.