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Niort-Paris, Radioscopie de la France, Grande commande photojournalisme
29 June - 21 September

See you on Saturday 29 June:
12 noon - Opening in the presence of the artists
15h - Public meeting with the photographers

In 2021, as part of the France Relance plan, and in order to support the photojournalism profession which has been particularly hard hit by the health crisis and its economic consequences, the French Minister of Culture has been asked to set up a major photographic commission entitled Radioscopie de la France: regards sur un pays traversé par la crise sanitaire. The commission, managed and coordinated by BnF, involved 200 photographers.

At the Villa Pérochon, discover a selection from this major national commission, with 7 photographers who have previously visited Niort as guests, residents or artistic advisors to the Encounters of young international photography: Alexa Brunet, Olivier Culmann, Laura Henno, Lynn S.K., Jane Evelyn Atwood, Frédéric Stucin and Stéphane Lavoué.

Tuesday to Saturday
1.30pm to 6.30pm.
Closed on public holidays.


Following a unanimous jury, we are delighted to announce that Philippe Guionie will be taking over as director of the Villa Pérochon this spring.
    A native of Brive-La-Gaillarde, Philippe Guionie is a historian, a documentary photographer until 2018 (Agence Myop), a teacher at ETPA, a course leader at Rencontres d'Arles and an exhibition curator.
    In 2015, he created the Résidence 1+2 in Toulouse, which he has directed ever since. This festival combines photography and science on a principle similar to the Encounters of Young International Photography: emerging and established artists in a spirit of sharing. His project for the Villa Pérochon is a continuation of its history (Encounters, emerging photography, community life...) while at the same time introducing new projects rooted in the Niort area.

Exhibitions - Meetings - Courses - Workshops

Discover the new programme here. Registration will be open mid-September.

[The Programme (in French)]