Les Filles de la Photo association announces the winners of the first edition of the 2020-2021 mentoring program, the career accelerator dedicated to women photographers.
For its 1st edition, 355 candidates responded to the call for projects launched on May 4, thus confirming the expectation of women photographers to be accompanied by experts in their project and their recognition journey.
The winners were selected according to their expectations and the affinities of the godmothers with the stories proposed.
The 5 finalists accompanied by their godmothers partners are:
Valérie Henry, Artists’ agent
Caroline Stein, Patronage Manager / Banque Neuflize OBC
Raphaële Bertho, Lecturer in Arts, Curator
Emilia Genuardi, Founder A PPR OC HE & Director A CCR OC HE / Cultural Content
Julie Champin, Cultural projects coordination – Art purchase / Regard Suspendu
Clémentine de la Féronnière, Gallery owner and editor, Clémentine de la Féronnière gallery / Maison CF
Emmanuelle Kouchner, Editor, founder of La Compagnie culturelle
Séverine Morel, Art Buyer and Curator / Havas Paris / Havas Gallery
Corinna Schack, Photographers Agent / PHOM
Véronique Prugnaud, Editorial and Development Director / The Eyes and The Eyes +
For 10 months, the winners will benefit from regular support from each pair of godmothers in the production of their project and the development of their course.
Les Filles de la Photo Mentorship includes:
– Personalized support for the artistic project and its development
– Being put in touch with professionals
– Visibility with the photography ecosystem, from the art market to commercial assignments.
The restitution of projects and support will take place at the Rencontres d’Arles 2021 on the occasion of the ritual anniversary of Les Filles de la Photo.
Les Filles de la Photo Mentorship program was created in response to L’Observatoire de la Mixité, which highlighted the disparity that exists between male and female photographers on their recognition journey.
Founded by three photography enthusiasts working in complementary universes, Marion Hislen – now Photography Delegate at the Ministry of Culture -, Chantal Nedjib, founder of the Image par Image agency, and Florence Moll, photographers agent , the association was able to quickly unite around its values and its projects.
To date, it has nearly 180 members representing 25 professions: art buyers, gallery owners, photographers’ agents, exhibition curators, iconographers, festival directors, creative directors, curators, press agents, journalists, communication directors. , sociologists, lecturers, historians, art critics, editors, scenographers, production managers, etc.
All eager to be “better informed in order to act better”, these women of mind, heart and action together wish to run a laboratory of ideas and use their influence to promote and defend photography.
Les Filles de la Photo have four main ambitions:
– Decompartmentalize the photography professions to better represent them.
– Promote photography to the public, institutions and the media.
– Encourage meetings to discover talents, professions, projects, places.
– Develop the influence of professionals and defend women and men photographers.
Les Filles de la Photo mentoring program was designed and organized by Julie Champin, art buyer and coordinator of cultural projects / Regard Suspended, Véronique Prugnaud, Associate Director / The Eyes and Corinna Schack, Photographers’ agent / Phom.
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