Exhibition at the museum

Who's Afraid of Women Photographers? 1839-1945

From October 14th, 2015 to January 24th, 2016 -
Musée d'Orsay
Esplanade Valéry Giscard d'Estaing
75007 Paris
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Madame Yevonde-Portrait de Joan Maude
Madame Yevonde
Portrait de Joan Maude, 1932
Londres, National Portrait Gallery
© 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.

The exhibition is now over.

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