Centre Photographique d'Île-de-France
The Centre Photographique d’Île-de-France, located in Pontault-Combault, south-west of Paris, supports the experiments of French and international artists, whether they are new or established, through the production of artwork, exhibitions and artists residences.
It is mindful of the connections that exist between contemporary photography and other fields of art, including moving images, art installation, digital art, etc.
Three exhibitions per year focus on the heterogeneous practices of photography, the reflexive or conceptual approaches that correlate with the documentary model (value, form and the issue of the referent), and are incorporated in the field of contemporary art.
A space for sensitive meetings, the CPIF also acts as a gateway between artists and audiences by designing customisable outreach events (dialogue visits, conferences, workshops, meetings), offering ** practical workshops for amateurs** (digital and analogue), and developing residential projects and practical workshops in schools on a yearly basis.
A well-preserved industrial legacy
Founded in 1989, the CPIF is located in the barn of an old Brie farm. The architecture and vast 380-m2 exhibition space make this a unique venue in France.
Access and contact
Days and opening hours
Every day throughout the year. Closed Monday and Tuesday. Closed exceptionally on January 1st, Easter Monday, Feast of the Ascension, Whit Monday, May 1st, May 8th, July 14th, August 15th, November 1st, November 11th and December 25th.
- Temporary exhibition
Single services tour
- Unguided individual tours available permanently
- Unguided individual tours on request