As of 1er In September 2021, Fannie Escoulen joined the Visual Arts Delegation in the Artistic Creation Directorate of the Ministry of Culture, as head of the Department of Photography. She succeeds Marion Hislen.

A graduate of the Ecole nationale supérieure de la photographie d'Arles, Fannie Escoulen has been actively involved in the field of photography for more than twenty years - with its authors, its audiences and its ecosystem. His career was built at the crossroads of various professional photographic environments, both private and institutional. Responsible for exhibitions and public orders at Mediterranean Center of Photography in Bastia, she then headed the cultural department of the photographic agency Half-breed, then was responsible for the development of the agency’s exhibits Magnum Photos. In 2006, she co-founded THE BALL It was the joint leader until 2014. She subsequently pursued her projects as an independent curator and signed numerous exhibitions, both in France and internationally.

She participated in the creation of the Elles X Paris Photo in 2018, partnership between the Ministry of Culture and Paris Photo, of which she was commissioner.

Fannie Escoulen will continue and strengthen the missions of the Department of Photography, and she will accompany all the actions carried out in favor of the creation, including public photographic commissions as for example, in connection with the Directorate-General for Media and Cultural Industries, the large commission for photojournalism carried out by the Bibliothèque Nationale de France, announced by Roselyne Bachelot-Narquin in early September.

It will also continue the actions carried out to safeguard the French photographic heritage and will ensure to consolidate the commitments and actions of the Ministry of Culture carried out since 2018 in favour of the place of women in photography.

Fannie Escoulen’s diverse professional expertise and fine knowledge of French photographic networks will enable her to defend photography in all its diversity.