Kering | Women In Motion continues its commitment to women photographers


Kering is pleased to renew its support for the Photo exhibition Elles X Paris at the Grand Palais Ephmre in Paris from November 10 to 14. Launched in 2018 at the initiative of the Ministry of Culture in partnership with Paris Photo, the event aims to promote greater representation and recognition of women photographers and to encourage galleries exhibiting at the fair to further highlight the work of women artists with collectors and institutions.


For the 2022 edition, curator Federica Chiocchettirecently appointed director of the Museum of Fine Arts in Le Locle in Switzerland, has selected 77 photographic works galleries and book publishers present at the fair. In a scenography mixing poetry and commitment, she plays with the reference to the number 77, which corresponds to the legs of women in a traditional Italian lottery game, while she pays homage to the year 1977, a landmark date of the feminist movement in Italy. .


As part of this partnership, women on the move will also support a day of conversations on Thursday, November 10organized and presented by Federica Chiocchetti at the Grand Palais Ephmre.


On the same day, Kering will host preview The century of Sabine Weissa unique documentary film on the humanist photographer, winner of the women on the move Photography Prize in 2020. Directed by Camille Ménager and produced by Brotherfilms, the film will be broadcast on the France 5 television channel in early 2023.


The preview will also be an opportunity for the public see the latest women on the move special edition collection, dedicated to Sabine Weiss and published by Fisheye magazine.


A episode of the women on the move podcast serieswhich looks back on the key personalities who contributed to the show and which is still available on all listening platforms, was dedicated to Sabine Weiss in 2020. A new episode with Babette Mangoltethe 2022 winner of the Women in Motion Award for Photography in Arles, will be released in mid-November. All episodes of the podcast are available on kering.com.


Kering | women on the move in Photography: Practical support


Women In Motion Photography Award Winners: Susan Meiselas, 2019 | Sabine Weiss, 2020 | Liz Johnson Arthur, 2021 | Babette Mangolté, 2022


In 2015, Kering launched women on the move at the Cannes Film Festival to highlight the contribution of women to cinema, in front of and behind the camera. Since the fight for equality in creative fields is not limited to the film industry, women on the move quickly spread to other fields of artistic production — and to photography in particular


In March 2019, Kering and Les Rencontres d’Arles announced a partnership agreement and the launch in Arles of the women on the move which aims to promote greater recognition of women photographers and gender equality in this field of the arts.


While continuing to encourage young talent through the Madame Figaro Arles Photo Prize, which it has supported since 2016, Kering has launched the women on the move LAB and the women on the move Award for photography at the Rencontres d’Arles. The latter pays tribute to the career of a leading female photographer and includes funding for the purchase of works for the Rencontres d’Arles Collection. The distinction was awarded to Susan Meiselas in 2019, Sabine Weiss in 2020, Liz Johnson Arthur in 2021and Babette Mangolte in 2022.


As for the women on the move LABORATORY, launched in 2019 with the prize, the program created by Kering and the Rencontres dArles provides concrete support for any project highlighting women in photography. The first edition was dedicated to the contribution of women photographers, which led to the publication of A global history of women photographs (Editions Textuel, 2020) and an English version of the book, A World History of Women Photographers (Thames & Hudson, 2022). Since then, Kering and the Rencontres d’Arles have promoted the work of Bettina Grossman with an exhibition at the Rencontres d’Arles 2022 and the publication of a book, Bettina (LAtelier EXB editions, 2022), edited by artist Yto Barrada and curator Gregor Huber.


women on the move also supports many other initiatives in the field of photography, such as the studies carried out by the Observatory of the diversity of Girls in Photography and the staging of Kyotography party in Japan. In terms of exhibitions, support was provided Women Artists of MEP Studio (2021), 10/10 Tribute to contemporary Japanese female photographers (2022), and body maps by Susan Meiselas and Marta Gentilucci. The program also contributed to a performance work, Anima, created by Nomie Goudal and Malle Posy and presented this year at the Rencontres d’Arles.


About women on the move


Kerings’ commitment to women is at the heart of the Group’s priorities and continues through women on the movein the field of arts and culture, where gender inequalities are still glaring, even though creation is one of the most powerful vectors of change.


In 2015, Kering launched women on the move at the Cannes Film Festival with the aim of highlighting women in cinema, in front of and behind the camera. The program has since expanded significantly to include photography, but also art, design, choreography and music. Through its Awards, the program rewards inspiring personalities and young female talent, while its Talks and Podcasts offer the opportunity for leading personalities to share their points of view on the representation of women in their profession.


For eight years, women on the move has been a platform of choice that contributes to changing mentalities and reflection on the place of women – and the recognition they receive – in the arts and culture.


About They x Paris Photo


They x Paris Photo was launched in 2018 by the French Ministry of Culture as part of its gender equality policy. Developed in partnership with the Paris Photo fair, the circuit promotes better representation and recognition of women photographers in France and abroad. It also encourages the galleries present at the fair to make the work of women artists better known to collectors and institutions. Over time, the numbers have demonstrated the impact of They x Paris Photo: 20% of the artists present at the fair in 2018 were women, and today they represent almost a third of them.


About Kering


A global luxury group, Kering manages the development of a group of renowned fashion, leather goods and jewelry houses: Gucci, Saint Laurent, Bottega Veneta, Balenciaga, Alexander McQueen, Brioni, Boucheron, Pomellato, DoDo, Qeelin, as well as Kering Eyewear. By placing creativity at the heart of its strategy, Kering enables its Houses to set new limits to their creative expression while shaping the Luxury of tomorrow in a sustainable and responsible way. We capture these beliefs in our signature: Empowering Imagination.

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