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Who’s Afraid of Women Photographers?

© Frances Benjamin Johnston, selfportrait

© Frances Benjamin Johnston, selfportrait

Two exhibitions from the 14th of October 2015 until the 24th of January 2016:
“1839-1919” at the Musée de l’Orangerie, jardin des Tuileries, 75001 Paris.
“1918-1945” at the Musée d’Orsay, 1 rue de la Légion d’honneur, 75007 Paris.
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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, these exhibitions 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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