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Clémence René-Bazin doesn't "take" pictures. Instead she forges ties with people. She spent seven years at Magnum and the same number of years as assistant to Mr. Depardon but she is no photojournalist. She doesn’t cover stories. She lives them. She worked on space, presence, and absence over the course of fifteen years of regular trips to Burkina Faso. Here, space opens to time and being, creating little moments of grace that reveal the fragility and fleeting nature of life and which make a landscape, a moment in time, or an object in the light even more precious. What catches Clémence René-Bazin's gaze is the evanescent beauty of the joy of being alive.