Photography Residencies

Simultaneously a museum, a cultural center, and a place for research and teaching, the musée du quai Branly 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 cultures originating the collections, 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 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 collection of the musée du quai Branly – the chance to develop an innovative work, in coherence with their personal aesthetic path.


The musée du quai Branly 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 contemporary photographic collection of the museum.



  • Laureates 2016


Tatewaki Nio (Brazil/Japan), Neo-andina, residency in Bolivia


Karen Miranda Rivadeneira (Ecuador), In the mouth of the jaguar everyone is a singing hummingbird, residency in Ecuador


Zhao Renhui (Singapore), Camping and Tramping in Malaya, residency in Singapore, in Malaysia and in Indonesia


  •  Laureates 2015


Ishola Akpo (Ivory Coast), Les mariés de notre époque, residency in Benin and Nigeria


Guy Tillim (South Africa), African Cities, residency in Ghana, Kenya and Zimbabwe


Brook Andrew (Australia), Two Worlds : the Photographer and the Sitter, residency in France and Australia



  •  Laureates 2014


Hyung-Geun Park (South Korea), Tumen Project, residency in South Korea, China and Russia


Sameer Tawde (India), Miracle Robots, residency in India


Mehrdad Naraghi (Iran), Japanese Gardens, residency in Japan


  • Laureates 2013


Nyaba Léon Ouedraogo (Burkina Faso), Les dévoreuses d’âmes, résidence au Burkina Faso


Pedro David (Brésil), 360 Metros Quadrados, résidence au Brésil


Daniela Edburg (Mexique), Wadmal – The sample project Iceland, résidence en Islande



The residencies 2013 and 2014 were achieved with the support of:






  • Laureates 2012


Lek Kiatsirikajorn (Thaïlande), Lost in Paradise, résidence en Thaïlande


Che Onejoon (Corée du Sud), A Monumental Tour, résidence dans plusieurs pays d’Afrique


Hugo Aveta (Argentine), Construire la mémoire, résidence dans plusieurs pays d’Amérique du Sud


  • Laureates 2011


Joao Castilho (Brésil), Vade retro, résidence au Brésil


Hak Kim (Cambodge), Someone, résidence à Kep, Cambodge


Andrew Esiebo (Nigeria), Pride, résidence en Afrique de l’Ouest


  • Laureates 2010


Cinthya Soto (Costa Rica), Paysage (re)trouvé : à la recherche du paradis perdu, résidence en Amérique du Sud


Fiona Pardington (Nouvelle Zélande), Whakaahua : The pressure of Sunlight falling, résidence à Paris


Roberto Caceres (Pérou), Chifa, la culture chinoise au Pérou, résidence au Pérou


  • Laureates 2009


Pablo Bartholomew (Inde), Les Indiens de France, résidence en France


Wayne Liu (Taiwan), This is Belgrade, résidence en Serbie


  • Laureates 2008


Sammy Baloji (République démocratique du Congo), Allers et retours, résidence en France


Lourdes Grobet (Mexique), Équilibre et Résistance, résidence en Alaska


Wu QI (Chine), La Chine Catholique rurale, résidence en Chine



The residencies 2008 to 2012 were achieved with the support of:

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