Every year in November, PhotoSaintGermain brings together a selection of museums, cultural centers, galleries and bookstores around a photographic journey.
Meetings, screenings, signings and studio visits punctuate the program, alongside the exhibitions presented.
Press relations are handled by Catherine and Prune Philippot
Aurélia Marcadier, art historian, is co-founder of the TEMPLE structure dedicated to emerging contemporary photography and publishing.
She has directed the festival since 2015.
She is assisted by Justine Lacombe and Laura Martin
Communication consultancy: Fabien Fourcaud
The visual identity is signed Roch Deniau.
The development of the festival is supported and accompanied by a Board, renewable every year and composed of professionals of the image. This year, it includes :
Victoria Jonathan is the co-founder of the French-Chinese art agency Doors and curator of exhibitions. She co-directed the Jimei × Arles festival, created in China by Les Rencontres d'Arles and Three Shadows Photography Art Centre. She is keen to promote and share the work of the work of Chinese artists, especially of the younger generation, outside their country (Feng Li, Pixy Liao, Lei Lei, Luo Yang...). Since 2017, Doors has established itself as a major actor in Franco-Chinese cultural exchanges, with major heritage exhibitions in China to its credit or in the pipeline (Picasso, Man Ray, Matisse, Mucha...). The agency represents several public and private cultural institutions in China.
Véronique Prugnaud began her career in production and coordination of cultural projects for festivals, jazz agents and cultural venues. In 2004, she moved to Beijing and joined the cultural department of the French Embassy as a project manager for the Year of France in China. In 2009, she discovered photography and its market as an exhibitor manager at Paris Photo. After a few years of freelance work, she embarked on the adventure of The Eyes in 2013, combining her passion for images with the development of a multi-faceted project combining publishing, consulting and event production. Thanks to all these experiences, she is regularly involved in training courses for foreign students in photo-business. As a volunteer member of the Filles de la Photo board, she initiates and co-pilots the Filles de la Photo Mentoring program.
Marie Robert is chief curator at the Musée d'Orsay, Photography and Cinema. She has curated, alone or in collaboration with others, some fifteen exhibitions marked by social sciences, including Misia, Queen of Paris, Splendors and Miseries. Images de la prostitution, Qui a peur des femmes photographes, Jazz Power ! and Enfin le cinéma ! She taught at the École du Louvre the history of photography through a gender lens and co-edited in 2020 with Luce Lebart Une histoire mondiale des femmes photographes (Textuel). Her current research focuses on the articulation of photography and politics.
Sonia Voss is an author and curator. She has presented among others: Isabelle Le Minh: Cristal réel (Goethe Institut Paris & Fondation Alfred Ehrhardt Berlin, 2019-20), Corps impatients: East German Photography 1980-89 (Rencontres d'Arles, 2019), Alfred Ehrhardt: The Forms of Nature (Kyotographie, 2019). She also accompanied Anton Roland Laub, nominated with Mobile Churches for the New Discovery Prize in 2018. She has edited books for Xavier Barral, Koenig Books, Filigranes and Kehrer.