The Madeleine de Sinety artistic career is leaded by hazard. This artistocrat begins by being graphist at the end of the 1950's in some papers and gets married with an high up American civil servant. Meeting by chance the Poilley village in 1972 when she moves to Paris she falls in love of that place and also of the living people deciding to stay ten years. There Madeleine de Sinety decides to learn picture making with a personnal and ethnological way of making. Her pictures look like a testimony about the farmers and paesants livings punctuated by fields works, solidarities, parties and affort. Madeleine de Sinéty writes also her own impressions inside small books and is considered by the people as a member of their community. She didn't hesitate to show their pictures to the inhabitants dealing with a world who slowly fall down breaking by the actions of regrouping, tractors and televisions. Ten years after Madeleine de Sinéty moves to America with her husband living first in California and after in the Maine where she will follow her photographic passion. At the begining of the 1990's the people of Poilley offer a plane ticket to Madeleine de Sinéty. They follow the goal meeting her again and helping them explaining the old way of living to the youth. The Madeleine de Sinéty art work has been exhibited in the BNF (1996) and now is available in a book "Un village" printed in collaboration with her son.