Taking place from November to January, the exhibition constructs a dialogue between their works. The selection of photographs selected by the photographers’ spouses: Lelia Wanick Salgado and Catherine Riboud, focuses on the female subjects encountered by each photographer in their travels. Their two visions are displayed in dialogue with one another. Femmes du Monde was conceived in homage to the boldness, the independence and lyrical realism of Courbet’s masterpiece L’Origine du Monde. The master from Ornans studied the mysteries of the gaze, of beauty and of desire, questioning the role of the viewer in relation to a work of art.

© Marc Riboud

POLKA – Cour de Venise, 12 rue Saint Gilles, 75003 Paris