mécènes et partenaires de Photoquai 2007

Photoquai, première biennale des images du monde, bénéficie du soutien de :

* Renault nouvelle Laguna

* des mécènes et membres du Club Entreprises : Faceo, Thales, Fujifilm France, Bouygues Ile de France Bâtiment et HSBC France

En savoir plus sur le Club Entreprises...

* Voies navigables de France

* Port autonome de Paris

* mécénat des particuliers : Martine et Bruno Roger apportent leur soutien en 2007 à Caméra Obscura

Photoquai forum

Debates, exchanges, photographers, film makers, agencies and international Chinese, Latin American and African festivals will all feature in these encounters to be held in the Claude Lévi-Strauss Theatre.

30th and 31st October, 3pm-6pm: meetings with photo agencies

30th October, 7pm-8:45pm: debate with national and international press photo directors

Photoquai Studio

Students from Parisian art and image schools and artists from several continents will create images during the Photoquai installation. A real time, virtual workshop across five continents.

Photoquai international

Creating an information and cooperation network between different institutions, agencies and festivals and illustrating the relationship between photography, humanitarian associations and NGO’s, who have long been working with good quality visual supports.



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© Anay Mann Inde


the First Biennial Festival of World Images, to be held in Paris.

30th October – 25th November 2007

A new image festival featuring photography and multimedia is to be held in Paris. Initiated by the quai Branly Museum, the festival will be held on a biennial basis and will focus on the ‘non western’ world. Photoquai will alternate with Paris’ Photo Month. The first event will be held from 30th October to 25th November 2007 on the banks of the Seine and in a dozen renowned Parisian institutions, partnered with the quai Branly Museum.


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Gulda El Magambo © Gulda El Magambo Lubumbashi, République Démocratique du Congo

The first 2007 event will combine open-air exhibitions with indoor displays of silver prints as well as seminars and workshops at the institutions. The heart of the exhibition will be situated between the Eiffel Tower and the Pont de L’Alma, with the Seine functioning as a strong, symbolic image. In parallel with the exhibitions scheduled to take place at the institutions, and in keeping with the ‘public’ nature of the event, Photoquai will offer free open-air exhibitions on the banks of the Seine alongside the quai Branly Museum. These exhibitions form Photoquai's central core  and constitute the link between the different institutions.

The Partner Institutes:

  • The Australian Embassy
  • The Brazilian Embassy
  • Bibliothèque Nationale de France
  • The Chinese Cultural Center in Paris
  • la Cité de l’architecture et du patrimoine
  • The Polish Institute
  • la Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume
  • la Maison européenne de la photographie
  • musée du quai Branly
  • The National Maritime Museum

Photoquai : three exhibitions at the Quai Branly Museum

West Suspended Gallery

Two photography exhibitions are displayed simultaneously in the space usually reserved for the great anthropology exhibition.

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Ruby’s room © Anne Noble

Anne Noble, Ruby’s Room (1998-2007)

30th October 2007 – 13th January 2008

Curator: Yves Le Fur, Deputy Director of Heritage and Collections, quai Branly Museum.

This series of exceptionally large prints reflects the artist’s vision of childhood via an exploration of “what children do with their mouths”. Anne Noble, a renowned New-Zealand photographer, speaks of her work as a form of ‘alternative archeology’. This series of around forty images is dedicated to her daughter, Ruby, and until now, it has only been displayed in New Zealand, Australia, Germany and Spain. Owing to the deliberately disproportionate scale of the images (compared with the apparent banality of the subject), the artist attempts to highlight details of the mouth in a rather unusual manner. Through the use of strongly contrasting colors and direct flash, this part of the body is captured in numerous symbolic modes: eating, expression, and speaking etc.

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E. Thiesson, Botocudo, 1844 © musée du quai Branly

Camera obscura, first daguerreotype portraits (1841-1851)

30th October 2007 – 13th January 2008

Curator: Christine Barthe, Head of Photographic Collections, quai Branly Museum.

The museum's collection of old photographs features an exceptional series of daguerreotypes, some of which were exhibited during the ‘D’un regard l’Autre’ (from one vision to another) Exhibition. ‘Daguerrrotypes’ is displayed in the West Gallery alongside another photography exhibition: Ruby’s Room, a collection of large color prints. ‘Daguerrrotypes’ plays on the contrasts in format, color and technique that arise from the juxtaposition of these two exhibitions. As such, it highlights the fleeting quality of the daguerreotype image which seems to offer us merely a reflection of reality. More specifically, this exhibition presents daguerreotypes taken in East Africa by Commander Charles Guillain between 1846 and 1848.

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© Walker Evans

Walker Evans

30th October 2007 – 25th November 2007

Musée du quai Branly / Pavillon des Sessions

The Quai Branly Museum possesses one of the 17 Walker Evans portfolios from the African Art Exhibition held at the Museum of Modern Art in 1935. It is one of the rare series of complete portfolios that still survive today and it covers a selection of statuettes and masks (477 images).
During Photoquai, visitors to the Pavillon des Sessions will be able to view these exceptional images and compare them with the works that inspired them or other similar objects.