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December 2016
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Will beauty save the world?

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This is the question asked by our collaborator Françoise Spiekermeier, who divides her time between reports on art, travel, fashion and style, and serious subjects when she visits countries such as Syria or Afghanistan. Our reporter-photographer brought back from her travels a collection of portraits, as part of a photographic documentary work on the beauty rituals begun in 2009. “My studies of anthropology offered me a way to approach the” By sharing the lives of women in Chechnya, for example, I have observed how close to death, beauty, aesthetics and self-care make it possible to cling to life. I understood the fundamental role of the aesthetic emotion that releases a form of truth.It is this truth of the human that I went to seek through this collection of portraits “… It takes us to Ethiopia, In southern Sudan, in Niger among the Fulani and the Tuareg, but also in the discovery of Indian tribes, among the Papuans of Papua New Guinea or in Afghanistan and decodes for us the criteria of ethnic beauty extremely contemporary. An almost inspirational book for fashion magazines and other contemporary style offices …
His book “Beauties, Beauty will save the world” has just been published by la Martinière. On sale 35 € in all the good bookshops, Fnac or amazon.fr


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