Launched in parallel with the Award, as part of the partnership between Kering and the Rencontres d’Arles, the first years of the Women In Motion LAB will be devoted to highlighting the contribution made by women to the world history of photography.
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The project, led by historians Luce Lebart and Marie Robert, will look at the careers and works of around 300 women who have made their mark on photography since the very beginning, on every continent. The two leaders of the project will reach out to contributors around the world as they look to achieve their main aim of providing recognition for women photographers, who are rarely given the coverage they deserve.
A special place will be reserved for women who have played a major role in the development of the sector: collectors, gallery owners, curators, commissioners, journalists, publishers, writers and art critics.
The work will lead to the publication of a book, in collaboration with French publishing company, les éditions Textuel.
In March, 2019, Kering and the Rencontres d’Arles announced their partnership and the launch of the Women In Motion program at Arles. The aim of the partnership is to contribute to the recognition of women photographers and gender equality in this area of the arts. While continuing to support talented young women through the Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro Arles, as it has done since 2016, Kering has now launched the Women In Motion LAB and the Women In Motion Award for photography at the Rencontres d’Arles.
The latter of these celebrates the career of a renowned woman photographer, and includes prize money of €25,000 for the acquisition of works for the Rencontres d’Arles Collection. For its first edition, the award will go to American photographer Susan Meiselas, who shared her experiences with the audience at Arles during an evening at the Théâtre Antique on July 2.