Paris Photo also continues its commitment to women in photography with Elles x Paris Photo, a program initiated in 2019 in partnership with the French Ministry of Culture and supported by Women In Motion, a Kering program that shines a light on the talent of women artists and their contribution to the history of photography. 

To survive the contemporary art jungle, I try to imbue my curatorial practice with shamanic and liberating strategies. Oftentimes literature is the place where my associations of ideas begin to shape the scaffolding of a project.

For this edition of Elles x Paris Photo, I landed on the territory of the OuLiPo, the legendary Ouvroir de Littérature Potentielle, whose members, a mixture of writers and mathematicians, compose works using constrained writing techniques as a means of triggering inspiration. I decided to extend the selection to the book sector, because for a woman it seems easier to publish a book than to be represented by a gallery, which means that there is still work to do in the photography market.

The title Women In Motion reminded me of the importance of legs, as they enable movement through walking. In the old Neapolitan board game La Tombola, inspired by the tradition of La Smorfia (grimace), in which dreams are analyzed and converted into numbers to play in a lotto, the number 77 corresponds to “women’s legs”, as if they should all be long and thin. The number 77 is also associated with none other than the devil in La Smorfia.

I hope, dear visitors, that you will enjoy navigating the fair to discover the 77 artists presented here all together in a purely visual sequence. If possible, keep a vigilant eye and be suspicious of numbers, words and above all images… See you next time in a post-quota society!

Federica Chiocchetti


Adriana Lestido
Alice Wong
Anaïs Horn
Anne Morgenstern
Anne Rearick
Berenice Abbott
Bertha E. Jaques
Cami Stone
Camille Gharbi
Candida Höfer
Carla Liesching
Carrie Mae Weems
Chen Xiaoyi
Diane Arbus
Donata Wenders
Dóra Maurer
Doris Ulmann
Elaine Mayes
Elke Tangeten
Elo Vega
Ergy Landau

Erica Baum
Evelyn Richter
Gabby Laurent
Gabriele Stötzer
Gemma Pepper
Graciela Iturbide
Hannah Collins
Helena Almeida
Imogen Cunningham
Jill Freedman
Joanna Piotrowska
Johanna Calle
Judith Black
Julie Hascoët
Jungjin Lee
Justine Kurland
Kata Geibl
Kathleen Alisch
Laure Albin-Guillot

Letizia Battaglia
Lise Sarfati
Margaret Bourke-White
Marge Monko
Marina Abramović
Marina Gadonneix
Marinella Senatore
Miho Kajioka
Milagros de la Torre
Milja Laurila
Mimi Plumb
Ming Smith
Minna Keene
Moe Suzuki
Nan Goldin
Nancy Rexroth
Nathalie Boutté
Nazli Abbaspour

Nelli Palomaki
Nina Katchadourian
Nona Faustine
Patricia Lagarde
Rinko Kawauchi
Senta Simond
Silvia Rosi
Simone Kappeler
Sophal Neak
Sophie Calle
Stephanie Solinas
Stephanie Syjuco
Susan Hiller
Tarrah Krajnak
Tina Modotti
Wei Zihan
Wendy Red star
Zanele Muholi
Zeynep Kayan 


Adriana Lestido, Madre e Hija de Plaza de Mayo [Mother and daughter from Plaza de Mayo], 1982, Rolf Art Gallery, B19


Anne Morgenstern, MACHT LIEBE, 2022, Hartmann, SE28

Bertha E. Jaques, Ground Pine, Bertha E. Jaques,HANS.P.KRAUS D14

Candida Höfer, Bibliothèque Mazarine Paris, 2007, Galerie Thomas Zander, A10

Chen Xiaoyi, Crystalloid: Minstrel, 2021, A Thousand Plateaus, SC1

Dóra Maurer, Photogram, 1979, Vintage Galéria, C6

Elke Tangeten, Sans titre, 2019, SAGE, C29

Erica Baum, Arms Folded, KLEMM'S, D24

Angebunden, Gabriele Stötzer, 1984, LOOCK, A11

Hannah Collins, The Plate Spinner, 1989, JOAN PRATS, F5

Helena Almeida, Dentro de mi, 1980, Filomena Soares, E10

Judith Black, My sister and new baby, Seattle WA March 1986. From Vacation, STANLEY/BARKER, SE27

Justine Kurlant, HCB Early Work Collage, 2022, Luisotti, A7

Laure Albin-Guillot: Magnolia, 1930 Vintage Works, B24

Margaret Bourke-White, Backstage – Burlesque Chorus Girls, 1936, Daniel Blau B14

Marina Gadonneix, Sans titre (Augure)#8, Galerie Christophe Gaillard, B8

Milagros de la Torre, Under the Black Sun, 1991-1993, Toluca, D22

Ming Smith, American, Amen Corner Sisters, New York City, NY, 1976 / 2019, JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, H2

Nan Goldin (b.1953),Gina at Bruce dinner party, 1991, SOPHIE SCHEIDECKER, C8

Nazli Abbaspour, Reincarnation, 2019, Silk Road gallery , F2

Nona Faustine, White Shoes, 2021, MACK, SE17

Senta Simond, Weber, A3

Sophie Calle – Ma mère, mon chat, mon père / My mother, my cat, my father – 2017

B22 Fraenkel

Tarrah Krajnak, Self Portrait as Building with Child Prostitute,1979, Galerie Thomas Zander, A10

Wendy Red Star, Indian Woman Standing, from the series Indian Woman, 2005, Aperture, SE13

Alice Wong, Untitled, 2017, TBW, SE19

Anne Rearick, Sisters, 1998, Clémentine de la Ferronnière, C32

Cami Stone, Double portrait, 1930, Gilles Peyroulet & Cie, D19

Carla Liesching, Good Hope, 2021, MACK, SE17

Donata Wenders, In The Snow II, Allgäu, 2010, POLKA, B1

Doris Ulmann, Church group in white robes, 1920, HANS.P.KRAUS, D14

Elo Vega, FILO ROSSO 3, Series: Filo Rosso, 2021, JUANA DE AIZPURU, B11

Evelyn Richter, Garden in the Central Music School, Moscow, 1968, Spector, SE26

Gemma Pepper, Jung Frau Joch, 2022, Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, E16

Imogen Cunningham: Unmade Bed, 1957, Vintage Works, B24

Joanna Piotrowska, Untitled, 2015 - 2020, Galerie Thomas Zander, A10

Julie Hascoët, extraite du livre « Entrer en matière », collection Terre et territoires, Filigranes Editions/Zone i, Filigranes, SE21

Kathleen Alisch, atlas of void, 2022, L'ARTIERE, SE2

Letizia Battaglia, Triplice omicidio in piazza sant’oliva - Palermo, 1982, Alberto Damian, C28

Marge Monko. Untitled Photograms (2014-21), Hestia, E22

Marinella Senatore, Bodies in Alliance / Politics of the street IV, 2019, ADN Galeria, B17

Milja Laurila, Untitled Woman XIII, 2022, PERSONS PROJECTS, C24

Minna Keene Untitled, Cape Town, South Africa, circa 1908 Stephen Bulger Gallery F11

Nathalie Boutté, Emotion #1, 2022, MAGNIN-A, B7

Nelli Palomäki, Date missing (the failed picture), 2020, Galerie Les filles du calvaire, C16

Patricia Lagarde, Dirigible No. 7, 2014, Patricia Conde, A32

Sivlia Rosi, Election Box, 2012, NCONTEMPORARY, SC12

Stéphanie Solinas, Le soleil ni la mort - Twilight#04, 2022, Delpire, SE16

Susan Hiller, Untitled (1984) DETAIL,From The Photomat Portrait Series, 1984, England and Co, D8

Tina Modotti, Melli's Typewriter, 1928, Edwynn Houk, C15 

Anaïs Horn, Reines de France et Femmes illustres (Marguerite d’Anjou, Reine d’Angleterre), 2021, MLZ ART DEP, SC14

Berenice Abbott, Happy's Refreshment Stand with two men, Florida, 1954, Les Douches la Galerie, F08

Camille Gharbi, Les monstres n'existent pas, explosion,2019-2022, The eyes, SE18

Carrie Mae Weems, Missing Link (Justice), from The Louisiana Project, 2003, Fraenkel Gallery, B22

Elaine Mayes, Couple with Child, Golden Gate Park, August 1968 , Damiani, SE14

Marché aux oiseaux, quai de la Mégisserie, Paris, 1948, Éditions le Bec en l’air, SE6

Gabby Laurent, Wearables 1, 2022, Flowers Gallery, SE31

Graciela Iturbide, Magnolia, Juchitán, Mexique, 1987, Toluca, D22

Jill Freedman,Untitled [Man on phone with Trust on office wall], circa 1976, Stephen Bulger Gallery, F11

Johanna Calle, Ignotae XX, 2022, Toluca, D22

Lee Jungjin, Voice #02, 2019, CAMERA OBSCURA, B33

Kata Geibl, Untitled, from the series 'The Future is a Faded Song', 2022, KAUNAS PHOTOGRAPHY, SE22

Lise Sarfati, Anthony, Los Angeles , 2012, Les Filles du calvaire, C16

Marina ABRAMOVIĆ The Kitchen VIII, 2009, Wilde, C18

Miho Kajioka - #0016, 2016, iBASHO, F19

Mimi Plumb, Lamp, Brewster Street Fire, 1985, Robert Koch, E2

Moe Suzuki, Untitled, 2019, Chose Commune, SE34

Nancy Rexroth, A Woman's Bed, Logan, Ohio, 1970, Peter Fetterman Gallery, E7

Nina Katchadourian, Plant #7, 2022, Catharine Clark Gallery, B31

Rinko Kawauchi, Des Oiseaux, 2021, Atelier EXB, SE9

Simone Kappeler, Nussbaumersee, 24.7.2007, Bildhalle, F13

Sophal Neak, Hang On #10, 2013, Les Douches la Galerie, F08

Stephanie Syjuco, Afterimages (Deflection of Vision), 2021, Catharine Clark Gallery, B31

Wei Zihan, The Taste of Emotion, 2022, Bookshop M, SE32

Zeynep Kayan, from the series one one two one two three: poolnet, 2021, Zilberman, D2

Zanele Muholi, Mihla III, Port Edward, 2020, Yancey Richardson, B25