The first webinar facilitated by Pauline Vermare, a photography curator and historian in the frame of Tbilisi Photo Festival X FUTURES program!
This series of webinars are organized in order to create new artistic and educational opportunities for the Futures Talents - the photographers that are part of Futures platform.
Pauline Vermare’s webinar on "Japanese Women Photographers: On Representation And Self-representation" will be held in English and provided on Thursday, October 28th, at 7PM, Tbilisi time (CET 5PM).
Inspired by Luce Lebart and Marie Robert's recently published Histoire Mondiale des femmes photographes, this presentation will investigate the extraordinary bodies of work produced by Japanese women photographers from the 19th century to today. Meant as a complement to a history of Japanese photography that is largely masculine, this talk will reveal the abundance and diversity of historical and contemporary creation by women Japanese photographers since the birth of the medium. Looking into issues of representation and self-representation, this project intends to restore a missing link in the history of Japan and the history of photography.
Pauline Vermare is a photography curator and historian. She is a former cultural director of Magnum Photos in New York, a curator at the International Center of Photography (ICP) and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). From 2002 to 2009, she worked at the Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation, in Paris. She is the author of numerous interviews and essays on photography. She sits on the boards of the Saul Leiter Foundation and the Catherine Leroy Fund.
Pauline Vermare grew up in France and in Japan. She studied the Japanese language and civilization in Paris. The book and exhibition project on Japanese women photographers she is currently working on — and will be presenting at the Festival — was born out of her contributions to the anthology Histoire mondiale des femmes photographes (Textual, 2020) and of the masterclass she was invited to give in turn for the Maison Européenne de la Photographie (MEP) in February 2021 : “Miyako Ishiuchi, Tsuneko Sasamoto et Toyoko Tokiwa : Trois photographes japonaises dans l’Histoire”.