Paris Photo 2020

Paris Photo 2020 On line Edition here Elles x Paris Photo

A circuit dedicated to women photographers

A curation by Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska


Within the scope of the political campaign they lead in favour of the visibility of women photographers, the Ministry of Cultural Affairs has presented, over the last three years and in association with Paris Photo, a dedicated circuit: Elles X Paris Photo.

This year, to make up for the cancellation of the 2020 edition of Paris Photo at the Grand Palais due to health restrictions, the circuit is going digital:

Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska, curator of the Centre Pompidou’s Photography Center, took on its curation. To do so, she gathered around 40 women photographers – young, experienced, unknown, or whose careers have marked the history of photography.

Organised in five themes – luminous images, dreamt images, transformed images, militant images and testament images – the project builds imaginary bridges, highlighting the proximity between generations, sensitivities and aesthetic choices.

This website presents all artists from the circuit, including around 30 photographers interviewed on their status as women artists, their commitments, their inspirations. For ten of them, like Ira Lombardia there is a filmed interview in addition to their words. The website also presents infographics on women in photography in France, using updated numbers from studies from the Ministry of Cultural affairs: salaries, professions, studies, prizes, editions, presence in fairs, collections, exhibitions and festivals.

Last year, Paris Photo only counted 25% of women among the exhibited artists. Elles X Paris Photo, through this digital track, is fighting for a better representation and recognition of women photographers in the artistic field. Elles x Paris Photo is a project carried out at the initiative of the Ministry of Culture, in partnership with Paris Photo and Fisheye Magazine, with the support of Women in Motion, a programme by Kering created to highlight the place of women in arts and culture.


November 2nd – November 15th 2020