Musée d'Orsay: Who's Afraid of Women Photographers? 1839 until 1945

Who's Afraid of Women Photographers? 1839 until 1945

First Part: 1839-1919

Julia Margaret CameronMrs Herbert Duckworth© Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France
Based on new research and on the many histories of photography that over the last forty years have reassessed women's extraordinary contribution to the growth of the medium, this exhibition and the accompanying publication are the first of this gender-based kind in France.

This phenomenon is addressed through its manifestations both in Europe – chiefly in France, the UK and Germany – and in the United States, from the official invention of photography in 1839 up until 1945.

General Curator

Ulrich Pohlmann, directeur de la collection photographique du Stadtmuseum de Munich
Thomas Galifot, conservateur au musée d'Orsay

With the generous sponsorship of Empreinte, Neuflize Vie and August & Debouzy

With the participation of the Cercle des Femmes Mécènes and the Women's Forum

14 October 2015 - 25 January 2016

Paris, musée de l'Orangerie

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