Since its creation in 2007 at the initiative of the musée du quai Branly, the PHOTOQUAI photography biennial has been highlighting photography from all around the world that allows us to glimpse elsewhere as seen from elsewhere. In three editions, 162 photographers from about 30 different countries, most of them unpublished in France, have been presented to the international general public.
In 2013, PHOTOQUAI is pursuing its basic mission: to highlight and make publicly known non-Western artists whose work remains either unknown in France or rarely seen in Europe, to encourage the exchange of ideas and an interchange of perspectives of the world.Its original method involves assigning artistic commissions to foreign professionals.
LOOK AT ME ! The 2013 selection, assembled under the slogan «Look at me !», has a common denominator: all the photographic series are related to the human figure. Landscapes, objects, fashion or architecture appear in the form of elements that accompany the human being. In all the series, it is the body that acts as the unit of measurement for our universe.
This culminates in the selection of 40 photographers and the creation of networks centred around exhibitions by developing links with Parisian partner institutions, and, in particular, contemporary art galleries dedicated to contemporary photography. The exhibitions mostly take place outside of the museum, on the quays of the Seine, but also in the garden of the museum since 2009, for free.
Musée du Quai Branly
37 Quai Branly 75007 Paris
Tel: +33 (0)1 56 61 70 00
Admission fees and rates
Admission for free