The Parliament of Photography
The Parliament of Photography is a place of exchange and dialogue between all the actors of the world of photography.
4th edition of the Parliament of photography
June 8 and 9, 2023 - Palais de Tokyo
New horizons for photography
In June 2023, the Ministry of Culture renewed the holding of the Parliament of Photography with its 4th edition in a hybrid form allowing great accessibility to the event: two days of face-to-face and online meetings from the Palais de Tokyo.
Attentive to the current and new issues of the sector, the Parliament of photography endeavours to report, explain and debate the subjects that animate photography and its ecosystem.
Four main themes paint a portrait of a sector facing major societal and cultural challenges: eco-responsibility and ecological transition, the photographer’s career path-author, image education and finally the becoming merchant and technological photography.
Eleven round tables and meetings will punctuate the two days of Parliament, inviting more than forty personalities from the world of photography (photographers, journalists, historians, directors of structures, network managers, teachers, lawyers, etc.) to nurture a rich and diversified programme that reflects the plurality of the challenges of photography.
8 and 9 June 2023
Location: Palais de Tokyo (Toguna Room), 13 avenue du Président Wilson, 75116 Paris
Metro: Line 9, Iéna and Alma Marceau stations
Bus: Lines 32, 42, 63, 72, 80, 82, 92
RER : Line C, Pont de l’Alma Station
Velib’ : Station 8046 (Marceau – President Wilson)
Presence of car parks nearby
Presence of electric charging terminals nearby
Accessible in person and online.
THURSDAY JUNE 8
9am: Home/ Breakfast
9:30am: Opening of the Parliament of photography by François Quintin, Delegate for Visual Arts (DGCA) and Fannie Escoulen, Head of Photography Department (DGCA)
9h45: Introduction by Guillaume Désanges, President of the Palais de Tokyo
Première partie - Eco-responsabilité et transition écologique dans la photographie et les arts visuels
10 am/ 11:30 am: Green advances: for an ecological transition
Moderation : Charlotte Fauve - Journalist, Télérama
Speakers : Aurélie de Lanlay - Deputy Director of the Rencontres d'Arles, Guillaume Désanges - President of the Palais de Tokyo, Fanny Legros - founder and director of Karbone Prod, Pauline Guélaud - mission officer for artistic commission, ecology reference, delegation to visual arts (DGCA).
11h40/12h20: Photography and ecoophia
Speakers : Michel Poivert - art and photography historian, and Anne-Lou Buzot - Head of the ENS Louis Lumière laboratory, specialist in anthotype and alternative processes, editor and photographer.
12h20 / 13h: Guided tour of the exhibition Images of nature and nature of images by Héloïse Conésa, curator of heritage, in charge of the collection of contemporary photography, Department of Prints and Photography, National Library of France. Exhibition presented as part of the large national commission "Radioscopy of France: perspectives on a country through the health crisis" funded by the Ministry of Culture and managed by the BnF.
14h/15h30: The photographic residence, place of creation and production of the common
Moderation : Ann Stouvenel - CNEAI Director, Co-Chair and Co-Founder of Arts in Residence – Réseau national
Speakers : Fred Stucin - photographer, Bénédicte Alliot - Director-General of the Cité internationale des arts, Philippe Guionie - director of residence 1+2 - Toulouse, Ronald Reyes Sevilla - founder and co-director of Dos Marès.
15h40/ 16h10: How to make profession: challenges of the white paper of good practices
Intervenors : Chantal Nedjib and Florence Moll - co-founders of the Filles de la photo
16h20/ 17h30: What future for his photographic collection?
Moderation : Léa Miranda - Researcher, project manager for the Société française de photographie
Speakers : Jean-Claude Bélégou (visual artist), Marie Dorigny, Françoise Huguier, Bertrand Meunier - photographers.
FRIDAY, JUNE 9
/ 11 am: Image education, experiments on the territory
Moderation : Louise Tourret - Journalist, producer and animator of Être et savoir, France Culture
Speakers : Fred Boucher - Co-Chair of the Diagonal Network, Director of Diaphane, Céline Duval - Director of Stimultania, Eric Sinatora - Director of GraPH CMI, Co-Chair of the Diagonal Network, Christine Vidal - Co-Director LE BAL.
11h10/11h45: Between the images, an exemplary program: from transmission to co-creation
Speakers : Raphaële Bertho - lecturer in Arts, researcher at the InTRu laboratory, University of Tours, and Alexandre Guirkinger - photographer.
11h50/ 13h: What initial training for future photography professionals?
Moderation : Brigitte Patient - journalist
Speakers : Véronique Figini - lecturer in the history of photography, Ecole Nationale Supérieure Louis-Lumière, Arno Gisinger - artist and research professor in the photography department of the University of Paris 8, Delphine Paul - Director of Studies and Research, École Nationale Supérieure de Photographie d'Arles, Bruno Serralongue - photographer and lecturer at the University of Art and Design – Geneva.
2 pm/3:15 pm: Who makes the photography market? And for whom?
Moderation : Christine Coste - Journalist at the Journal des arts and L’Œil Magazine
Speakers : Valérie Cazin - Director of the Binôme gallery, Florian Ebner - Curator and Head of the Office of Photography, Musée National d'Art Moderne - Centre Pompidou (subject), Emilia Genuardi - Founding Director of Salons A ppr oc he et UnRepresented, Jonas Tebib - Director of the Sotheby’s Photography Department.
15H25/16H40: From philanthropy to patronage: a private sector mobilized in favour of photography
Moderation : Véronique Prugnaud - Associate Director of The Eyes
Speakers : Bénédicte Chevallier - Director of Mécènes du sud, Antoine de Galbert - collector and patron, president of the Fondation Antoine de Galbert, Caroline Stein - head of corporate philanthropy of Neuflize OBC bank, Cécile Trunet-Favre - Director of Communication and Public Affairs FNAC DARTY Group
16h50/18h10: Artificial Intelligence, new proofs for photography?
Moderation : Clémentine Mercier - Journalist, Culture Department of the newspaper Libération
Speakers : Alexandra Bensamoun - Professor of Private Law, Université Paris-Saclay, co-author of reports on artificial intelligence, Justine Emard - artist, David Fathi - photographer, Yann Philippe - photographer, retoucher and teacher at the Gobelins.
18:15: Parliament’s closure of the photograph by Christopher Miles - Director General for Artistic Creation, Ministry of Culture.
EXPOSURE IMAGES OF NATURE AND NATURE OF IMAGES (8 and 9 June 2023)
An exhibition presented as part of the BnF’s Grande commande photojournalisme, with the support of the Ministry of Culture.
Commissioners : Héloïse Conésa - head of the photography department, curator of the contemporary and Emmanuelle Hascoët - In charge of contemporary photography, Department of Prints and Photography, Bibliothèque nationale de France.
With photographers : Pablo Baquedano, Sandra Reinflet, Marine Lanier, Bénédicte Kurzen, Sarah Ritter.
An event organized by the Ministry of Culture, Department of Photography (Directorate General of Artistic Creation).
Coordination and programming collaboration: Véronique Prugnaud, Associate Director of The Eyes.
In partnership with 9Lives and Le Quotidien de l'Art.
Download the program
Review the 3rd Edition Roundtable (13 videos)