Who's Afraid of Women Photographers? 1839-1945

Second Part: 1918-1945
From October 14th, 2015 to January 24th, 2016
Madame Yevonde-Portrait de Joan Maude
Madame Yevonde
Portrait de Joan Maude, 1932
©Yevonde Portrait Archive/National Portrait Gallery London

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.

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  • Dr. Ulrich Pohlmann, director of the photographic collection, Stadtmuseum, Munich
  • Marie Robert, curator, Musée d'Orsay