FACE TIME: As part of its ongoing commitment to combating violence against women, the PPR Foundation for Women’s Dignity and Rights is sponsoring an exhibition of portraits of French actresses by photographer Carole Mathieu Castelli to mark International Women’s Day on March 8.
The “À travers Elles” project features 20 celebrities — including Arielle Dombasle, Victoria Abril, Cécile Cassel and Rachida Brakni — giving their interpretation of emotions felt by victims of domestic violence, ranging from fear and loneliness to dignity and hope.
The images will be on show at the Fnac store on Avenue des Ternes in Paris from March 1 to April 15, before touring other branches of the books, music and home electronics retailer.
Signed and numbered prints of the portraits will be auctioned off at the official opening of the exhibition on March 7, with proceeds going to France’s National Federation of Women’s Solidarity.
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— Joelle Diderich