The Photography Residencies

musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac


Laureats 2020

The three candidates laureates of the 2020 Photography Residencies program are:

  • Liza Ambrossio (Mexico),with the project The Witch Stage
  • Emilio De Azevedo (Brazil), with the project Maréchal Rondon - Un inventaire du Brésil
  • Fatoumata Diabaté (Mali), with the project Nimissa

More information on the nominated projects ici.

Simultaneously a museum, a cultural center, and a place for research and teaching, the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac was born from the political desire to highlight non-European cultures, in the heart of Paris. The museum gathers a collection of 300 000 objects, a considerable collection of graphic art and a photographic collection composed of more than 700 000 pieces.

The Museum’s policy is based on a dynamic and opened proposal: “where cultures meet in dialogue.” This idea is the driving force behind most of the Museum’s lines of action: cultural programming, disseminating and sharing knowledge and expertise with the collections' cultures of origin, international cooperation, and making the collections available to others.

In the perspective of supporting non-European contemporary creation, in particular in the field of photography, the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac has launched since 2008 an artistic creation subsidy program. The Photography Residencies program gives every year one or several photographers - native from one of the four continents represented in the musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac collections - the chance to develop an innovative work, in coherence with their personal aesthetic path.

The musée du quai Branly - Jacques Chirac Photography Residencies benefit to the support and enhancement of an artistic expression barely visible in France, by financing part or all of a creative project. The photographic works produced as part as this program are intended to enrich the Museum’s collections at the end of every residency period. Thus, they contribute to the constitution of the Museum's contemporary photographic collection.

The Photography Residencies laureates since 2008


Marco Garro (Pérou), El Oro que heredamos, el Oro que soñamos

© musée du quai Branly Jacques -Chirac, Résidences photographiques 2018



  • Pablo Lopez Luz (Mexico), Romana Tropical, residency in Cuba
  • Abdoulaye Barry (Chad), Un si grand Lac, residency in Chad
  • Prasiit Sthapit (Nepal), In search of the legacy of the man with a thick mustache, residency in Nepal


  • Karen Paulina Biswell (Colombia), Chère Pipi, residency in French Guiana
  • Marco Garro (Peru), The gold we inherited, the gold of our dreams, residency in Peru
  • Aun Raza (Pakistan), For the Love of Lahore, residency in Pakistan


  • José Luis Cuevas (Mexico), Kenzaburo, this is also a personal matter, residency in Japan
  • Gosette Lubondo (Democratic Republic of Congo), Imaginary Trip II, residency in Congo
  • Luis Carlos Tovar (Colombia), Cartographies of Escape, residency in several countries at the edge of the European frontier


  • Karen Miranda Rivadeneira (Ecuador), In the mouth of the jaguar everyone is a singing hummingbird, residency in Ecuador
  • Tatewaki Nio (Brazil/Japan), Neo-andina, residency in Bolivia
  • Zhao Renhui (Singapore), Camping and Tramping in Malaya, residency in Singapore, in Malaysia and in Indonesia


  • Ishola Akpo (Ivory Coast), Les mariés de notre époque, residency in Benin and Nigeria
  • Brook Andrew (Australia), Resident and Visitor, residency in France and Australia
  • Guy Tillim (South Africa), African Cities, residency in Ghana, Kenya and in Zimbabwe



  • Pedro David (Brazil), 360 Metros Quadrados, residency in Brazil
  • Daniela Edburg (Mexico), Wadmal – The sample project Iceland, residency in Iceland
  • Nyaba Léon Ouedraogo (Burkina Faso), Les dévoreuses d’âmes, residency in Burkina Faso


  • Hugo Aveta (Argentina), Construire la mémoire, residency in South America
  • Lek Kiatsirikajorn (Thailand), Lost in Paradise, residency in Thailand
  • Che Onejoon (South Korea), A Monumental Tour, residency in Africa


  • Joao Castilho (Brazil), Vade retro, residency in Brazil
  • Andrew Esiebo (Nigeria), Pride, residency in West Africa
  • Hak Kim (Cambodia), Someone, residency in Kep, Cambodia


  • Roberto Caceres (Peru), Chifa, Chinese culture in Peru, residency in Peru
  • Fiona Pardington (New-Zealand), Whakaahua : The pressure of Sunlight falling, residency in Paris
  • Cinthya Soto (Costa Rica), Paysage (re)trouvé : à la recherche du paradis perdu, residency in South America



  • Sammy Baloji (Congo Democratic Republic), Allers et retours, residency in France
  • Lourdes Grobet (Mexico), Equilibrium and Resistance, residency in Alaska
  • Wu Qi (China), La Chine Catholique rurale, residency in China

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