Maison Doisneau pays tribute to its first director, Annie-Laure Wanaverbecq who passed away last August, by an exhibition presenting the collection of the Municipal Fund of Contemporary Art of Gentilly that she herself had contributed to develop.
A historian of photography, Annie-Laure Wanaverbeq has been a passionate “digger”. She was one of the leading specialists in Hungarian photography and in 2014 she defended a thesis on Pesti Napló, Képes Mümelléklet, a Hungarian photographic magazine, 1924-1939. This remarkable work highlighted the rise of photography in the Hungarian press between the two wars and the emergence of a photographic style that marked the history of the medium in the 20th century.
For more than 17 years, Annie-Laure Wanaverbecq has offered to the Maison Doisneau an exceptionally rich programming, highlighting more than 70 exhibitions, different aspects of humanistic photography and presenting authors as diverse as Stanley Greene, Lucien Hervé, Claude Dityvon, Jane Evelyn Atwood, Guy Querrec, Izis, Sergio Larrain, Herve Gloaguen, Izis, Andreas Feininger and Isabelle Muñoz. Curator of numerous exhibitions, she was co-author, with Michel Frizot, of the important retrospective devoted to André Kertész presented at the Jeu de Paume in 2010.
In 2002, she created a unique educational experience in France that has since been included in Maison Doisneau’s annual program.
1, rue Division du Général Leclerc 94250 Gentilly France
June 08, 2018 to June 08, 2018