Hélène Roger-Viollet (1901-1985), equipped with her Rolleiflex, travels the world in the years 1950-1970. The eldest daughter of Henri Roger, an engineer and amateur photographer, she grew up with her father's photographic experiences, trained as a journalist and created the Roger-Viollet photographic agency in 1938 with her husband Jean Fischer. Her numerous trips are a pretext to complete, document and enrich the existing archives. Over the course of her 30 years of photography, Hélène Roger-Viollet has created a body of work that combines documentary testimony with an aesthetic that is all her own. In the manner of an ethnologist, she bears witness to the life, daily life and customs of distant peoples. The photographer said herself in 1981: "We did not make reportage but realized documents to enrich the collections of the documents which missed". Presented at the Roger-Viollet Gallery from February 12, 2021 to June 26, 2021.