Françoise Denoyelle
Photo credit : Ava du Parc

Françoise Denoyelle

Françoise Denoyelle
Photo credit : Ava du Parc


Françoise Denoyelle holds degrees in Modern Literature from the University of Reims and in History from the University of Paris III - Sorbonne Nouvelle. In 1991, she defended her historical thesis titled "The Market and Uses of Photography in Paris during the Interwar Period," supervised by Pierre Sorlin. Since 1989, she has been teaching at the École Nationale Supérieure Louis-Lumière, and from 2003, she has held the position of University Professor. Between 2003 and 2015, she presided over the photographers' collective, "Le Bar Floréal Photographie."

From 2004, she has been a member of the Donors and Rights Holders Committee of the former photographic heritage, under the direction of Architecture and Heritage, Ministry of Culture and Communication. She also served as the president of the Association for the Defense of Donors and Rights Holders of the former photographic heritage from 2004 to 2011. Denoyelle has authored numerous books and prefaces. She is a member of the reading committee and later the scientific committee of "Études photographiques," a journal published by the French Photography Society. She also contributes to the "Cahier Louis-Lumière" journal, published by ENS Louis-Lumière. Since its inception in 1998, she has been the editor-in-chief of the digital journal "Du sel au pixel," produced by ENS Louis-Lumière students during the International Photography Meetings in Arles and later during the Paris Photo Month.



FRANÇOIS KOLLAR - Artist: François Kollar; Authors: Dominique Baqué, Françoise Denoyelle, and Patrick Roegiers; Published by the Ministry of Culture/Association for the Dissemination of Photographic Heritage; 1989.

LA LUMIÈRE DE PARIS - Volume I: THE PHOTOGRAPHY MARKET - Volume II: THE USES OF PHOTOGRAPHY - Author: Françoise Denoyelle; L’Harmattan; 1997.

HUMANIST PHOTOGRAPHY 1945-1968, FEATURING IZIS, BOUBAT, BRASSAÏ, RONIS... - Authors: Laure Beaumont Maillet, Françoise Denoyelle, and Dominique Versavel; National Library of France; 2006.

STUDIO HARCOURT 1934-2009 - Author: Françoise Denoyelle; Nicolas Chaudun Editions; 2009 - Reissued in 2012.

ARLES, THE PHOTOGRAPHY MEETINGS: 50 YEARS OF HISTORY - Author: Françoise Denoyelle; body of works established by Sam Stourdzé; La Martinière Editions; 2019.


(Note: The École Nationale Supérieure Louis-Lumière is a prestigious French institution specializing in cinema, photography, and sound. The International Photography Meetings in Arles is a renowned annual photography festival in Arles, France.)



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