Femmes photographes de guerre
In the world of photography, the work of women and the work of war photographers are largely in the minority. So what about the work of female war photographers?
8 outstanding female war photographers
The Musée de la Libération de Paris – Musée du Général Leclerc– Musée Jean Moulin has chosen to continue its exploration of history by presenting the works of eight internationally renowned female photographers who covered 75 years of international conflicts between 1936 and 2011, from Iraq to Lebanon, Vietnam to Spain, Kosovo to Nicaragua. Far from gender stereotypes, Lee Miller (1907-1977), Gerda Taro (1910-1937), Catherine Leroy (1944-2006), Christine Spengler (born in 1945), Françoise Demulder (1947-2008), Susan Meiselas (born in 1948), Carolyn Cole (born in 1961) and Anja Niedringhaus (1965-2014) have all contributed to creating the representation that we have of these conflicts through their own perspective.
But is this a uniquely feminine perspective? The exhibition considers this question alongside exploring the making of these images. Whether photographing war in action or the helplessness of victims, do these violent, poignant works of truth and brutality give us a female perspective or reflect a universal perspective of violence and the consequences of war?
With the help of around a hundred documents, more than 80 photographs and a dozen original newspapers and magazines, the exhibition, produced in Düsseldorf, Germany, then shown in Winterthur, Switzerland, highlights the involvement of women in all conflicts, whether as fighters, victims or witnesses.
The history of wars, women and the photographic image intertwine and interrelate in an exhibition which delves into the legacy of the Second World War and delivers keys to understanding current events.
All the exhibitions in the Paris Region.
Access and contact
Metro lines 4 and 6 RER B Bus 38, 68, 88, 216, Orlybus
Days and opening hours
From 08/03 to 31/12/2022 between 10 am and 6 pm except on May 1st. Closed on Monday.
- Full price: 8 € (Access to the permanent collections is free.), Reduced price: 6 € (Access to the permanent collections is free.).
Free entry for children < 18 years.