Vue de l'exposition "Photoquai 2009"
22 Sep 2009 22 Nov 2009

Photoquai 2009

2ème biennale des images du monde

This second festival continues Photoquai's fundamental mission: to develop relationships with artists whose work has not previously been seen in Europe and to encourage exchanges, and the converging of different world perspectives.

About the biennial

Devoted to non-Western photography and created in 2007, Photoquai is a biennial event which takes place in Paris in odd-numbered years. The second festival runs on the banks of the Seine alongside the musée du quai Branly and in a large number of renowned Parisian institutions in partnership with the festival.

The 2009 festival pays particular attention to ensuring the continuity between the exhibitions on the quays and the exhibitions inside the partner establishments, particularly at the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac, where the West gallery will present an exhibition on Iranian photography.

Orientation and programming

The artistic director coordinates a programming committee consisting of photography professionals and which works in association with around twenty overseas commissioners. Wide-ranging geographical regions have been identified to ensure that the whole non-Western world is represented:

  • South America and Latin America
  • North America
  • Asia (Japan, Korea, South East Asia), India, China and the Caucasus
  • Oceania (Australia, New Zealand)
  • Africa (South Africa, central Africa and North Africa)
  • Near and Middle East

In each of these regions, the associate commissioners are responsible for discovering talented photographers hitherto unknown in Europe and bringing them to the attention of the programming committee. Photoquai has no predefined theme as it believes this would be more of a hindrance than a help in discovering new talent. Its ambition is to present the works of fifty contemporary photographers from across the world.

  • Direction artistique

    • Anahita Ghabaian Etehadieh, director of the Silk Road Gallery, Teheran


  • Place:  Paris (département)
  • TimeSlots:
    From Tuesday 22 September 2009 to Sunday 22 November 2009
    sur le quai Branly, face au musée, 24h/24h et 7j/7.
  • Accessibility:
    • Handicap moteur
  • Public:   All publics
  • Categorie : Exhibitions
  • Free entry (subject to available places)
    Gratuit (dans la limite des places disponibles)