This year, Guerlain brings together the works of fourteen women photographers, who invite us to reflect on how a woman can look at another woman, at 68, avenue des Champs-Élysées.
A cycle of seven conferences will also give a voice to the exhibited photographers. A complicit and committed way of exploring the singularity and accuracy of the perspective of these artists, promoting recognition of their immense contribution to the artistic field.
By devoting an exhibition to women photographers, Guerlain did not want to talk about gender or nature but about epiphany. Highlighting their work in order to promote recognition of their immense contribution to the artistic field and to the way of telling the story of the medium. The House has always collaborated with artists and particularly women, especially during its exhibitions with FIAC or during the Revelations exhibition, Women seen by women in 2017.
Guerlain asked Luce Lebart, historian of photography and co-director of the reference work, Une histoire mondial des femmes photographers (Textuel), to sign the text of the exhibition and to lead a conference at 68, avenue Champs Elysées. She wears her chiseled, demanding gaze, fueling a conversation that has only just begun. This exhibition, Femmes en regard, is a fragment of a more comprehensive whole. A fraction which is part of the values of the Maison Guerlain and which finds a natural and expected place there.
Doubly militant, this exhibition also aims to explore the singularity and accuracy of the gaze of these artists on other women. A refined, complicit and committed vision. With the help of Jean-Luc Monterosso, founder of the MEP, Guerlain has brought together historical prints from artists who have marked or are marking their time: Christine Spengler, Alice Springs, Cindy Sherman, Sabine Weiss, Martine Franck, Bettina Rheims, Françoise Huguier, Dominique Issermann, Valérie Belin, Carolle Bénitah, Delphine Diallo, Marie Rouge, Charlotte Abramow or Sarah Moon. A Pantheon which must make everyone aware of their impact in the light of the past but above all of the future. These women are pioneers that Guerlain will never stop supporting.
A cycle of seven conferences led by women will give a voice to most of the artists exhibited: Charlotte Abramow, Valérie Belin, Françoise Huguier, Sarah Moon, Marie Rouge, Christine Spengler and Sabine Weiss.
Providing them with a space of expression is a way of meeting perspectives, not only photographic, but also points of view, ideas, by retracing the journey and the life of those who make photography today.
Remote rendezvous on Thursdays at 6.30 p.m. from April 15.
The details of the program and the retransmission of the conferences can be found on:
Registration on Zoom for digital conferences is open on: