HOPE AMID THE RUINS: A RETROSPECTIVE OF CHRISTINE SPENGLER’S WAR PHOTOGRAPHY
Les femmes s’exposent is a photography festival and its 3rd edition was held in Houlgate from 12 to 31 August 2020. The festival will display one of its exhibitions at the Normandy World Peace Forum entitled “Hope amid the ruins” by Christine Spengler, the headline photographer of this year’s festival.
BIO | In Chad, at the age of 25, using a camera lent to her by her brother Éric, Christine Spengler discovered her vocation when photographing two Tubu fighters, armed with Kalashnikovs and heading to the front, hand in hand. She decided to hone her craft in the field: “I wanted to become a war correspondent to bear witness to just causes. ” For three decades, she took black and white photos of bereaved people all over the world. Working solely with a Nikon camera with a 28mm wide-angle lens, she covered the news for numerous magazines.