For the Fête de la science 2020, the Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon (CRAL) and the Bullukian Foundation are joining forces to present the exhibition “Science size XX Elles“, produced by Femmes & Sciences with the CNRS and the ENS from Lyon.
Born from a joint desire of the Femmes & Sciences association and the CNRS, the “La science taille XX Elles ” project aims to promote women in science, to counter the stereotypes still in force and to provide models to follow for girls who get stuck, who do not dare to embark on scientific studies. This phenomenon is all the more dramatic because in the medium term it risks affecting the research and innovation capacity necessary for solving contemporary challenges.
These portraits were taken by Vincent Moncorgé, independent photographer and member of the Divergence Images association.
“When the Association Femmes et Sciences and the CNRS asked me to paint portraits of women scientists, I found the opportunity for a sincere commitment, on my own terms, to try to combat received ideas. Those who push college girls or students to say “science is not for me, I will never succeed”. ”
An important part of Vincent Moncorgé’s work is dedicated to a long-term project around science. He has published five books illustrating the daily life of laboratory researchers for major national research institutes.
La science taille XX Elles
Until October 10, 2020
26 place Bellecour