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21 August 2014

Photography: The Shared Art of The 21st Century 1/3

Symposium 2014
9 July

Between the 1960s and the 1980s, photography emerged from being viewed as a purely documentary or archival practice to recognition as an art form. In France it entered the Ministry of Culture’s official remit in 1981, but many initiatives had anticipated this development. Viewers and visitors became more diversified, creating a wider and wider public.

Symposium opened by Jean-Noël Jeanneney, President of the Rencontres d’Arles, and François Hébel, Director.
The beginning of a public for photography: with Lucien Clergue, photographer and founder of the Rencontres d’Arles, and Jean-Luc Monterosso, director of the Maison européenne de la photographie, Paris, and founder of the Mois de la photo in Paris.
Institutions and their visitors today: with Diane Dufour, director, Le Bal, Paris, Quentin Bajac, chief curator of photography, MoMA, New York, Michael Benson, director of Candlestar, creator of the new Photo London event, and Azu Nwagbogu, founder and director of the African Artist Foundation (AAF), in Lagos.

Moderated by Pierre Haski, founder and editor-in-chief of Rue89.