Martine Fougeron was born in Paris in 1954 and studied at Wellesley College and l’Institut d’Études Politiques de Paris. For the past fourteen years she has lived with her two sons in New York. After a successful career as creative director of a perfumery, Fougeron turned to photography, studying at the International Center of Photography in New York. Her work on her two sons has been exhibited internationally and is held in major public and private collections including the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Fougeron is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and The New York Times Magazine.