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<span style="font-size:80%">Photographic history of women in the 20th century</span>
© Boris Lipnitzki / Roger-Viollet

From January 6 to March 25, 2023

Photographic history of women in the 20th century

This history of women in the 20th century, as seen through the Roger-Viollet collections, is the history of their emancipation. Freeing themselves from the guardianship of their fathers or husbands, they eventually obtained all civil rights, on an equal footing with men. These hundred years were for women a conquest of their freedom. But how did they live during these decades? What was the fate of their time? Which famous women have marked their time?
The Roger-Viollet Gallery exhibits a selection of 86 photographs from the book Une histoire photographique des femmes au XXe siècle published by Gründ Editions.

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The Roger-Viollet Gallery welcomes you from Tuesday to Saturday
from 11:00 am to 7:00 pm. Free admission.

6 rue de Seine 75006 Paris
Tél. + 33 1 55 42 89 09 -

Spotlight

  • Large families

    Large families

  • "To the sources of energy" by François Kollar

    "To the sources of energy" by François Kollar

  • Melting glaciers

    Melting glaciers

  • Social housing

    Social housing

  • Elections. Waiting for the results

    Elections. Waiting for the results

  • The election poster

    The election poster

  • The coal

    The coal

  • The wheat

    The wheat

  • The Russian Revolution of 1917

    The Russian Revolution of 1917

  • The globe in all its states

    The globe in all its states

  • Algeria in 1953, 1958 and 1967 <br>by Jean Marquis

    Algeria in 1953, 1958 and 1967
    by Jean Marquis

  • The Sioux of Buffalo Bill's Circus by Léopold Mercier

    The Sioux of Buffalo Bill's Circus by Léopold Mercier

Exhibitions

Exhibition rentals

For your cultural events, we propose a choice of turnkey exhibitions, or to explore together our exceptional photographic archives for the production of made-to-measure projects.

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Our Photographers

  • Jacques Cuinières

    Jacques Cuinières

    Jacques Cuinières (1943-2020), as a photographer for the newspaper "L'Aurore", Jacques Cuinières covered French and international political news events from 1958 to the beginning of the 1980s. In [...]

  • Jack Nisberg

    Jack Nisberg

    Jack Nisberg was born in Chicago (USA) in 1922. He started studying photography but his course was interrupted when the U.S. entered World War II. At first he served on the Pacific front and later in [...]

  • Neurdein

    Neurdein

    The Neurdein firm was founded in 1864 by Etienne Neurdein, son of the photographer Charlet. His brother Antonin soon joined him. This was at first a typical Parisian studio, where people could have [...]

  • Pierre Jahan

    Pierre Jahan

    Pierre Jahan was born in 1909 in Amboise and settled in Paris in 1932. Two encounters influenced his decision to become a professional photographer: Raymond Gid, the French illustrator, who managed a [...]

  • Roger Schall

    Roger Schall

    Born in 1904, Roger Schall was a globally renowned photographer in the 1930’s and ‘40’s. He worked in all photographic disciplines including fashion, portraits, nudes and still lives but the majority [...]

  • Jean-Paul Guilloteau

    Jean-Paul Guilloteau

    Jean-Paul Guilloteau has traveled the world over in search of "magazine" subjects that since 1986 have illustrated the pages of L'Express magazine. In Europe, he primarily covered the former Soviet [...]

  • Alain Adler

    Alain Adler

    Ten years of French cinema. From 1954 to 1964, French photographer Alain Adler roamed the sets of French cinema. The decade was rich with productions : from the beginnings of the "Nouvelle Vague" [...]

  • Graham Keen

    Graham Keen

    Graham Keen was a candid chronicler of the 1960s London scene centred on Soho's Better Books and the Indica Gallery, crossing over with the Marquee Club and hidden venues where unknown mega-stars of [...]

Categories

Explore our collections

  • Science and technology

    Science and technology

  • Libération de Paris

    Libération de Paris

  • Beaux Arts

    Beaux Arts

  • Universal & Colonial Exhibitions

    Universal & Colonial Exhibitions

  • Life under occupation

    Life under occupation

  • WWII

    WWII

  • Architecture

    Architecture

  • History of France

    History of France

  • Insolite

    Insolite

  • Artist portraits

    Artist portraits

  • Transportation

    Transportation

  • Rural life and villages in France

    Rural life and villages in France

  • Dance & Opera

    Dance & Opera

  • Cinema

    Cinema

  • Marville & Atget

    Marville & Atget

  • Music

    Music

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  • What uses can I make of the images on the Roger-Viollet website ?

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  • Are all the photos from the Roger-Viollet collection and the France-Soir collection digitized and visible on your website ?

    An important part of the Roger-Viollet collection (6 million documents) and the France-Soir collection (1 million photos) is already accessible online. We are constantly digitizing and indexing tens of thousands of new images that are constantly being added to the roger-viollet.fr site on a daily basis.

  • What type of license is attached to Roger-Viollet images ?

    "The images on the Roger-Viollet website are under a Rights Managed license, which implies that each use is unique. The scope of the license is based on several factors such as the media, the position and size of the image, the duration of use, the territory of distribution, etc.
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  • What is the fee for images for professional use ?

    The fee for our images depends on the use you are going to make of them. It is calculated according to several criteria such as the media, the position and the size of the image, the duration of use, the territory of diffusion, etc.
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