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PhotoSaintGermain 2021


This new chapter of PhotoSaintGermain, is about continuing and deploying what we have been building for several years. The galleries will continue to offer a rich and eclectic program, reflecting the diversity of photographic practices. Several exhibitions and original projects are also designed by the PhotoSaintGermain team. You will be able to push the door of the Sasori Bar inspired by the legendary Kodoji Bar, an underworld and secret place where Tokyo photographers used to meet, discover the Fantographies at the House of Auguste Comte, stroll in front of the boxes of the booksellers of the Bandini Books editions, then walk between Les pyramides imaginaires “ the fantasy pyramids”   of René Burri on the banks of the Seine.

To this ambitious program is added the desire to give voice to those who make and think about photography today. This living word is decisive in extending what is unfolding in the exhibitions and grasping the contemporary issues of images. PhotoSaintGermain is running a program of meetings and debates for this new year and has, for the first time, entrusted curator and editor Inès de Bordas with the production of a podcast. Interest in books and publishing practices, central for years, has prompted people to bet on mobility.

For its 10th edition, the PhotoSaintGermain route extends its field of exploration of photographic creation beyond its left bank anchorage, crosses the Seine, and extends to the right bank.

This extended route, from Île Saint-Louis to the rue Chapon, echoes the left bank, the historic publishers district. Today, on the right bank, a dynamic map of the creative dialogue between book and photography is emerging.

The roaming thread given by the book offers stops in bookstores redesigned by gallery owners, in situ invitations of a new generation of publishers, bookstores-galleries, unique collections of books. From the curating of books, sometimes rare, to book on display, there are so many links and current forms – limited edition, artist’s book, book-work, or self-published, which regenerate the place of book, in photographic creation.

The path is led by Valérie Fougeirol.



November 4-20, 2021

@photosaintgermain #photosaintgermain


Among all the exhibitions presented at PhotoSaintGermain, The Eye of Photography has selected and presents six :

La Forest Divonne Gallery : Elsa & Johanna : Palace Odyssée

Galerie La Forest Divonne is exhibiting a new series by the duo Elsa & Johanna, entitled Palace Odyssée, produced at the invitation of Gaël Charbau, artistic advisor for Universcience (Palais de la découverte and City of Sciences) as part of the renovation of the Palais, which closed its doors for four years. Elsa & Johanna performed for a fortnight inside the Palais de la Découverte during the summer of 2020.

Galerie La Forest Divonne

12 rue des Beaux-Arts 75006

01 40 29 97 52


Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois : Erwan Venn

Erwan Venn presents images from the Headless series at the Vallois gallery. This set of retouched photographs come from a family archive collection discovered by Erwan Venn in 2010. Using image editing software, he removes the bodies of the protagonists: we are therefore forced to look at the details without the bodies, in order to observe the gestures, the postures, a collar, a lace or a suspended button.

Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois

33 rue de Seine 75006

01 42 03 17 16


Italian Cultural Institute : Luigi Ghirri – Les années Marazzi 1975 – 1985

The Italian Cultural Institute in Paris presents a selection of unpublished photographs by Luigi Ghirri, kept for decades in the archives of the ceramic company Marazzi, a leading Italian company in the production and marketing of ceramic tiles and stoneware.

Commissioner Ilaria Campioli

Institut Culturel Italien

50 rue de Varenne 75007

01 85 14 62 50


A2Z Art Gallery : Luo Yang : All kinds

“Ba ling hou” (born after 80): the term refers to the first generation born under the one-child policy and the economic and openness reforms of Deng Xiaoping after the Cultural Revolution (1966-1976). Young people who grew up in a world of which they were the center, with the Internet and social networks, in a consumer society totally divorced from previous generations.

Cuarators Bérénice Angremy & Victoria Jonathan

A2Z Art Gallery

24 rue de L’Echaudé 75006

01 56 24 88 88


Galerie de l’Institut & Galerie Arenthon : Intimate Picasso, photographs by Jacqueline Picasso

The Galerie de l’Institut and Galerie Arenthon present in their three spaces an original set of photographs taken by Jacqueline Picasso, the last wife of the great artist. Jacqueline’s eye invites us into family and friendly intimacy, close to the creator and his work, in the simplicity of everyday life.

Galerie Arenthon

3 quai Malaquais 75006

01 43 26 86 06

Galerie de l’Institut

12 rue de Seine 75006

et 3 bis rue des Beaux-arts 75006

01 55 42 62 42


Galerie Roger-Viollet : Léon & Lévy

L’Orient en Grand – A panoramic photographic epic.

Morocco, Tunisia, Algeria, Egypt, around the 1900s, the Léon & Lévy studios sent their photographic operators to travel the world and in particular the eastern  Mediterranean. They travelled with their bulky large format cameras using imposing glass plates 16 × 42 cm format. These unusual dimensions allowed them to obtain horizontal and vertical panoramic views of exceptional quality.

Galerie Roger-Viollet

6 rue de Seine 75006

01 55 42 89 00






Académie des beaux-arts

Annie Leibovitz

Prix William Klein


Maison d’Auguste Comte

Fantographie, Images et traces de l’Invisible (1850 – 1950)

Commissaires Emmanuelle Fructus et Philippe Baudouin


Musée Eugène Delacroix

Noémie Goudal, Échos toujours plus sourds


Centres Culturels

Atelier Néerlandais


Blurring the lines

Commissaire Jenny Smets


Centre Culturel Irlandais

Donovan Wylie, Lighthouse


Centre tchèque de Paris

Images en mouvement

Commissaires Denisa Šťastná et Anna Hejmová


Institut Liszt

centre culturel hongrois

Péter Korniss


Institut Culturel Italien

Luigi Ghirri, Les années Marazzi 1975 – 1985

Commissaire Ilaria Campioli



A2Z Art Gallery

Luo Yang, En tout genre

Commissaires Bérénice Angremy & Victoria Jonathan


Espace des femmes

Antoinette Fouque

Anne-Lou Buzot, Amélie Chassary, Juliette-Andréa Elie,

Camille Gharbi et Elsa Leydier, Les Expérimentales #1

Commissaires Raphaële Bertho et Caroline Stein


Galerie Alain le Gaillard & Galerie Le Minotaure

Joseph Dadoune, INCARNASION


Galerie Berthet-Aittouarès

Antoine Schneck, L’autre

Eric Antoine, Useful Lies


Galerie Catherine & André Hug

Another look at Man-Altered Landscape


Galerie Daniel Blau

Galerie Meyer

Jimmy Chin Kiu Lee, Sarah Louise Lordan, Manon Martsch,

3 Under 30


Galerie de l’Institut & Galerie Arenthon

Picasso Intime, photographies de Jacqueline Picasso


Galerie du Crous

Fred Cave, Joe Cave et Sylvain Couzinet-Jacques

avec la Werkplaats Typografie, Zero Player


Galerie Georges-Philippe & Nathalie Vallois

Erwan Venn, Headless

Alain Bublex, An American landscape


Galerie La Forest Divonne

Elsa & Johanna, Palace Odyssée


Galerie l’inlassable

Caroline Corbasson, Pollen


Galerie Madé

Marguerite Bornhauser, Étoile rétine


Galerie MiniMasterpiece

Yann Delacour, Jeux de mains

Commissaire Béatrice Andrieux


Galerie Olivier Waltman

Philippe Calandre et François Ronsiaux, Novoland


Galerie Roger-Viollet

Léon & Lévy, L’Orient en grand. Une épopée photographique au format panoramique.


Ségolène Brossette Galerie

Sylvie Bonnot, Baïkonour Tour / Vol.1


Librairies & Pop-ups

delpire & co


Librairie des Alpes



Les Bouquinistes #2


Port de Solférino

René Burri, Les pyramides imaginaires

Commissaires Clotilde Blanc Burri et Aurélia Marcadier


Sasori Bar

Commissaire Emilie Lauriola





Galerie Clémentine de la Féronnière

Maison CF


Galerie Binome

Au fil du livre


Maison Européenne de la Photographie

Self Publish, Be Happy



Curated (Book)Store


Centre Culturel Suisse

Les plus beaux livres suisses de photographie


Institut suédois

Svenska Fotobokspriset, 25 ans du Prix du livre-photo suédois


Galerie Polka

Éditions Polka & William Klein, Fashion + Klein


Galerie Echo 119

Shikawatari de Chieko Shiraishi – Prix Higashikawa 2021


Galerie Christophe Gaillard

Laurel Parker Book, Chose Commune, The (M) Editions, L’éditeur du dimanche


Galerie C

Matthieu Gafsou, Exposition et edition


baudoin lebon

Matérialité photographique, Isabelle Blanc, Juliette-Andréa Elie, Dorian François, Mickaël Marchand


Galerie Miranda

Chloe Sells, I’ll be coming back as lightning



November 4-20, 2021

@photosaintgermain #photosaintgermain

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