First Part: 1839-1919

Who's Afraid of Women Photographers? 1839 until 1945

From October 14th, 2015 to January 25th, 2016
Julia Margaret Cameron-Mrs Herbert Duckworth
Julia Margaret Cameron
Mrs Herbert Duckworth, 12 avril 1867
Paris, BnF, Estampes et photographies
© Paris, Bibliothèque nationale de France / DR

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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