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Où sont les femmes exhibition at Studio Harcourt until 30th September 2017

Art and Culture, Photography

With one hotel called les Dames du Panthéon and another called la Belle Juliette, it’s hardly surprising that an exhibition called Where Are the Women (Où sont les femmes) would catch our attention.

Studio Harcourt is a famous French photograph studio with a very particular style that has been immortalising the famous since the 1930s, using immediately recognisable lighting and shadows. In a new location since last spring, the building contains a café, projection room and exhibition space open three days a week to the public.

The current exhibition Où sont les femmes, focusing on all manner of famous women, looks very interesting indeed! Here’s all the info…

As you might have guessed, the exhibition Où sont les femmes is dedicated to women who left their mark on their era, no matter what domain, and concentrates on contemporary shots rather than exhuming the early 20th century shots that most people (in France) know already.

The theme of the exhibition was chosen as homage to the studio’s creator, Cosette Harcourt, born in 1900. It’s partly thanks to her that the studio was founded and exists to this day.

Among those you’ll be able to see photographed, you’ll find the queen of Jordan Rania al-Yassin, exotic performer Dita Von Teese, tennis champion Mary Pierce, designer Andrée Putman, French politician Édith Cresson, actress and former Bond girl Carole Bouquet, Brigitte Bardot, Irène Joliot-Curie and many many more.

Exposition Où sont les femmes au Studio Harcourt jusqu'au 30 septembre 2017

© Andrée Putman

The layout of the exhibition seems quite spectacular (there are more photos here) and a café area is available if you want to relax afterwards.

In addition to the exhibition, perhaps you have two minutes to learn about the Signares, extraordinary women who inspired on of the floors at the Hôtel les Dames du Panthéon?

The exhibition Où sont les femmes is at Studio Harcourt (here) until 30th September 2017

Open Wednesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 10am-6pm

Admission: 7€


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