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.

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

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

Photoquai Studio

Students from Parisian schools of art and image as well as artists from several continents will create images during Photoquai- like a virtual workshop, in real time, 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, for whom a quality visual medium has long been integral to their work.



la chambre blanche Photoquai

À l’occasion de la première Biennale des Images du Monde, Arnaud Baumann a invité dans sa Chambre Blanche les photographes exposés à une mise en scène avec l'une de leurs oeuvres.

Pour la découvrir, cliquez ici.

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© Anay Mann Inde


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

30 October – 25 November 2007

A new festival of images, namely photo and multimedia is to be held in Paris. Initiated by the Quai Branly Museum, the festival will 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 October 30th to November 25th 2007, on the banks of the Seine and in a dozen renowned Parisian partner institutions of the Quai Branly Museum.


Visit the official website

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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 prints as well as seminars and workshops at the institutions. The Eiffel Tower and the Pont de L’Alma will constitute the heart of the exhibition, while the Seine will represent the strong symbolic image of the event. 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 constitute the heart of Photoquai and the connection 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)

October 30th 2007 – January 13th 2008

Curator: Yves Le Fur, Deputy Director of Heritage and Collections at the Quai Branly Museum.

This series of exceptionally large format prints reflects the artist’s vision of childhood via an exploration of “what children do with their mouths”. Anne Noble, a renowned figure of New-Zealander photography, 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 use of extremely contrasting colors and direct flash, this part of the body is captured in numerous symbolic modes: eating, expression, and speaking.

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

Camera obscura, first daguerreotypes from the period 1841-1851

October 30th 2007 – January 13th 2008

Curator: Christine Barthe, Head of Photographic Collections at the Quai Branly Museum.

The museum holds an exceptional collection of daguerreotypes among its oldest collected works, 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 in juxtaposition with another photography exhibition: Ruby’s Room, a collection of large color prints. ‘Daguerrrotypes’ plays on contrasts between format, color and technique; the daguerreotype offering a reflection of a fleeting image. More precisely, this exhibition presents daguerreotypes taken in East Africa by Commander Charles Guillain between 1846 and 1848.

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© Walker Evans

Walker Evans

October 30th 2007 – November 25th 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 at the Museum of Modern Art in 1935. It is one of the rare series of complete portfolios left in the world 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 similar objects.

photoquai au salon de lecture Jacques Kerchache

Dans le cadre de la biennale Photoquai : le monde regarde le monde, trois rendez-vous présentés par Carine Peltier, responsable de l’iconothèque : une photographie des collections est racontée, commentée, analysée par une personnalité. Chaque intervention est suivie d’une "Rencontre et signature" de livres de photographies.
Une sélection de dix neuf photographies anciennes des collections est présentée pour l’occasion. La bibliothèque propose une vaste sélection de livres et de catalogues sur la photographie et son histoire à travers le monde.

voir la programmation détaillée...