In Memoriam: Madeleine de Sinety, Documenter of Rural Life, 77

December 28, 2011

By Holly Stuart Hughes

© Madeleine De Sinéty

"Marie-Christine and her Chicken, 1975" by Madeleine de Sinéty, photographed in the village of Poilley, France.

The photographic archive created by Madeleine de Sinéty demonstrates that through intense observation and an intimate connection with the subject, photographs can transform the ordinary into the extraordinary.  De Sinéty, who for more than two decades documented daily life in a single farming village in Brittany, died December 22 at her home in Rangeley, Maine. The cause of death was...

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