27.04.2023 Aktualności, Arts, Events, News

Julia Pirotte – a woman’s perspective on the war resistance movement

It is common knowledge that war photography is a profession often dominated by men. Julia Pirotte however, like many women photographers, has also worked in war zones. The Polish photographer of Jewish origin, documented the resistance in Marseille during World War II, Jewish families in the internment camp of Bompard and the Kielce Pogrom. Throughout these conflict territories, women often had access to families and children, Julia in particular made it a point to render these moving portraits. Her images played a decisive role in shaping war imagery. By highlighting Julia Pirotte’s photographs and journey, Bruna Lo Biundo, Caroline François and Maja Wolny tell us the specificity of female gaze on war and show us that women are as much transmitters of images as witnesses of war atrocities. The conference will also explore how other women she met along the way have contributed to her work.

Conference organized in the context of the exhibition “Four sisters at the Jewish Museum of Belgium. Julia Pirotte is one of the four Jewish artists presented in the exhibition.

The conference will be held in FR/EN

The speakers are: Maja Wolny, Bruna Lo Biundo, Caroline François

Opening of the doors 18:00
Beginning of the conference 18h30
Drink at 19h30/20h

Jewish Museum of Belgium
Rue des Minimes 21, 1000 Brussels

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Event organized in cooperation with the Polish Institute Brussels.

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