Hollysiz and Aurélie Saada
© Yann Rabanier

The Fondation d'entreprise Martell supports the first edition of "Soeurs Jumelles" a meeting dedicated to strengthen the ties between Music and Image, by producing a photography exhibition  featuring talented women in these areas; shot by Yann Rabanier.

Sœurs Jumelles : A festival dedicated to strengthen ties between Music and image Rochefort : 23, 24 and 25 juin 2021

Yann Rabanier smoothly shoots busy people. Thanks to a vivid imagination, in all his portraits, he catches the emotion, the magical moment when models just let it go. He patiently waits until stress leaves.

In often quirky compositions, in which light and framing are turned into real actors, far from stilted clichés, Yann Rabanier allows himself the freedom to work on his pictures even on the festival site to photograph talented women in the Music and Image fields (including Cécile Cassel, Aurélie Saada , Julie Gayet, Ambroisine Bré, Emily Loizeau, Marie Oppert…), which the Soeurs Jumelles  also aims to highlight, in order to strive for greater parity in the audiovisual industry.

This is not the first encounter between the Foundation and the photographer who have already collaborated at another music event: the Francofolies de la Rochelle, in 2019, on the occasion of the Eaux Vives exhibition. For Nathalie Viot, the Foundation director, it felt natural that Yann Rabanier should be invited: “He looks at people in a way no one does. Yann Rabanier is a free photographer, he refuses any compromise. This is exactly the artistic approach we stand for.”

The Eaux Vives exhibition will be displayed in Rochefort on June 23, 24 and 25 before it comes to the Cognac Foundation at a later stage.

This new partnership further strengthens the Foundation’s anchoring in New Aquitaine as well as its commitment to music.