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Relive Women In Motion highlights since 2015.

November 2023

Women In Motion is celebrating photography month in Paris by supporting three major events.
Kering has been a partner of Paris Photo's Elles X Paris Photo program since 2020, and this year it is involved in the publication of the book ELLES, which takes a look back at the five years for which this initiative has run through the voices of more than 130 women photographers. 
The Group is also supporting Chilean photographer Paz Errázuriz with her first retrospective in France, at the Maison de l’Amérique Latine, and her first publication in French, published by Atelier EXB. 
A first retrospective of photography pioneer Julia Margaret Cameron is also being held at Jeu de Paume, in partnership with Women In Motion.
Also, from September 2023 to March 2024, Kering will be paying homage to the five recipients of the Women In Motion photography award at the Rencontres d’Arles, through an unprecedented poster campaign, on rue du Louvre, right in the center of Paris.

July 2023

On the fifth anniversary of its partnership with Les Rencontres d’Arles, Kering is pleased to continue and increase its support for women photographers through numerous projects. The latter include the “On the ruins of photography” exhibition dedicated to Rosângela Rennó, a new special issue of the Women In Motion publication collection by Fisheye and the Agnès Varda exhibition “La Pointe courte, from photographs to film”. 

July 4, 2023

Kering and Les Rencontres d’Arles present the fifth Women In Motion Award for Photography to Brazilian artist Rosângela Rennó. The Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro - Arles 2023 is awarded to the young Iranian photographer, Hannah Darabi. And for the first time, a special jury mention is given to Indian photographer Riti Sengupta.

May 21, 2023

The 2023 Women In Motion Award is presented to internationally acclaimed Malaysian-born actress and producer Michelle Yeoh at the 76th Festival de Cannes, while the Emerging Talent Award goes to Swiss director Carmen Jaquier.

May 2023

The ninth edition of the Women In Motion Talks in Cannes welcomes many leading figures to share their views on women’s place and recognition in arts and culture: Jeremy O. Harris, Katie Holmes, Jeanne Herry, Cate Blanchett, Coco Francini, Lily Gladstone, Michelle Yeoh, Philippine Leroy-Beaulieu, Eva Longoria, and Stacy L. Smith.


July 5, 2022

Following Susan Meiselas (2019), Sabine Weiss (2020) and Liz Johnson Artur (2021), the Women In Motion Award for Photography is awarded to Babette Mangolte, filmmaker, photographer, artist, and author of critical essays on photography.

July 2022

Women In Motion renews its partnership with not-to-be-missed summer photography event, the Rencontres d'Arles. Rich in projects and events, the 2022 edition is the first where more than 50% of the works on display are by women. Through its partnership, the program supports several exhibitions: “Capturing Movement in Space,” by Babette Mangolte, “Cartographies Du Corps,” by Susan Meiselas and Marta Gentilucci, and “Bettina. A Poem of Perpetual Renewal,” by Bettina Grossman. Women In Motion also supports the publication of the book “A World History of Women Photographers” as well as “Anima”, a performance/installation by Noémie Goudal and Maëlle Poesy. Lastly, the Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro Arles, supported by Women In Motion since its creation in 2016, is presented to the young Egyptian photographer, Amina Kadous.

May 22, 2022

In the heights of Cannes as part of the official Women In Motion dinner held in conjunction with the Festival, the eighth Women In Motion Award is presented to American actress and producer, Viola Davis. The Young Talent Award is given to Swedish director Ninja Thyberg.

May 2022

As part of the Festival de Cannes’ 75th edition, Women In Motion hosts a new series of Talks with Viola Davis, Riley Keough, Gina Gammel, Clara Luciani, Mélanie Laurent, Déborah Lukumuena and Emily Yang. The Women In Motion podcast also has two new episodes, featuring actress, film director and artist, Charlotte Lebon, and actress and filmmaker, Luàna Bajrami.

December 2021

At the Art Basel contemporary art fair, Kering, Phaidon and Christie’s celebrate the publication of “WOMAN MADE: Great Women Designers.” The book aims to spotlight creative women of the past, present, and future, while inspiring the next generation of women designers.

October 2021

In partnership with Centre Pompidou x West Bund Museum Project, Women In Motion celebrates contemporary dance by holding the Women In Motion at West Bund festival at the West Bund Museum in Shanghai.

September 2021

Women In Motion partners with the Kyotographie Festival. This must-attend photography event focuses on revealing the current richness, diversity, and originality of emerging photography while showcasing new approaches that reflect a new type of art at the crossroads of multiple genres and disciplines.

September 2021

Women In Motion supports the retrospective dedicated to American photographer, Vivian Maier, whose work was discovered posthumously at the turn of the twenty-first century. The exhibition moves across the globe, from Paris’s Musée du Luxembourg (September 2021-January 2022) and Turin’s Royal Museums (February-June 2022) to Seoul and its Ground Seesaw Seongsu gallery (August-November 2022).

July 11, 2021

The Women In Motion Award, kept secret until the last moment, is presented to the campaigning actress, producer and director, Salma Hayek. The Young Talent Award is given to Australian director, Shannon Murphy. Finally, the Young Talent Award for 2020 is officially presented to Maura Delpero.

July 2021

During the 74th edition of the Festival de Cannes, the Women In Motion Talks welcomed Yamina Benguigui, Lou Doillon, Jodie Turner-Smith, Tilda Swinton and Regina King. All of them share their experiences and views of women’s representation in the film industry. New Women In Motion podcast episodes are also recorded in the studio. They feature producer Caroline Bonmarchand, director of photography Caroline Champetier, conductress Uèle Lamore, chief decorator Katia Wyszkop and screenwriter Léa Mysius.

July 2021

Kering steps up its commitment to women photographers through its partnership with the Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles. The third Women In Motion Award for Photography is presented to Russian-Ghanaian artist, Liz Johnson Artur. The Group also renews its commitment to young talent through the Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro, presented this year to Sudanese photographer, Eythar Gubara.

June 2021

Through Women In Motion, Kering launches a partnership with the Sœurs Jumelles festival, with its debut edition held in Rochefort in June 2021, featuring the first Talks on music. Since then, Women In Motion supports this event, a celebration of music and images and a gathering place for professionals in related industries.

March 2021

To mark International Women’s Day, Kering and Pomellato present an exclusive episode for the Women In Motion podcast. Jane Fonda: in conversation with Jameela Jamil.

December 2020

To support the cinema industry and young creators, Kering and the Festival de Cannes are determined to maintain the Young Talent Award, despite the health crisis forcing many events around the world to be canceled. The 2020 Award is presented to Italian director, Maura Delpero.

November 2020

The first Women In Motion LAB launched in 2019 in association with the Rencontres d’Arles highlights the contribution made by women to the global history of photography. The project, led by women historians, Luce Lebart and Marie Robert, draws on research carried out by 160 women experts in photography from around the world. It resulted in the publication of a book entitled A world history of photography, published by Textuel.

November 2020

Kering collaborates for the first time with the Paris Photo art fair for photography and furthers its commitment to women photographers by supporting the Elles X Paris Photo 2020 exhibition initiated in 2018 with the Ministry of Culture. Ever since, the Group has renewed its partnership to advance the recognition of women artists.

November 2020

Despite the cancellation of the ‘Rencontres d’Arles to the current health restrictions, Kering and the Rencontres d’Arles are determined to go ahead with the second edition of the Women In Motion Award for Photography. The 2020 Women In Motion Award is presented to the outstanding photographer, Sabine Weiss, for her life’s work.

October 2020

On the occasion of the release of True Mothers in theatres, Women In Motion welcomes movie director Naomi Kawase, and actors Hiromi Nagasaku and Arata Iura to Kering’s new headquarters in Japan for an exclusive Talk.

February 2020

Supported by Women In Motion and in line with the French Ministry of Culture’s roadmap for Diversity and Equality, the Observatoire des Filles de la Photo presents its first study on diversity in the photography ecosystem.

January 2020

Women In Motion celebrates the careers of Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon during an exclusive screening of Thelma & Louise at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York City. The event marks the 100th anniversary of women's suffrage in the U.S.

October 2019

Women In Motion supports Anna Boghiguian’s first monograph exhibition in Paris at the Festival d’Automne. In honor of the occasion, the Egyptian artist, who is of Armenian origin, creates a monumental work entitled Le Carré, la ligne et la règle, designed and produced during a residency lasting several months at the Beaux-Arts in Paris.

October 2019

Through its Women In Motion program, Kering partners with creative arts publisher Phaidon, to launch a new book, GreatWomen Artists. The book tells the stories of over 400 artists spanning 500 years.

October 2019

In partnership with the Tokyo International Film Festival (TIFF), Women In Motion hosts an exclusive Talk with Japanese artists Mika Ninagawa, Sputniko! and Shinobu Terajima. The artists share their views on the representation of women in arts and culture in Japan.

September 2019

A second season of the Women In Motion podcast is recorded at the 72nd Festival de Cannes. This series focuses on female figures in the film industry whose professions are often largely unknown to the general public. Producers, film critics, casting directors as well as agents, offer their perspectives on what it’s like working in an industry that is still largely male-dominated: how they’ve made a name for themselves, the difficulties of taking on leadership roles, and where they’ve found support.

July 2019

Kering partners up with the Rencontres d’Arles to create the Women In Motion Award for photography. This first edition was presented to Susan Meiselas. Through this partnership, Kering also created the Women In Motion LAB, a research program focused on women’s contribution to the world history of photography. The Group also renewed its commitment to young talents through the Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro, created in 2016 and presented this year to the Greek photographer Evangelia Kranioti.

June 2019

Women In Motion partners up with the Shanghai International Film Festival, inviting Zhao Tao to give a Talk. The actress discusses the challenges facing women in the Chinese film industry.

May 19, 2019

Gong Li, an iconic figure in Chinese cinema and the first Chinese actress to have won over international festivals, receives the 2019 Women In Motion Award. This year's Young Talent Award goes to German director Eva Trobisch.

May 2019

Kering launches a podcast for the fifth edition of Women In Motion at the Festival de Cannes. The first series looks back at the highlights of previous Talks by five leading, committed figures in the world of cinema: Emilia Clarke, Jodie Foster, Salma Hayek-Pinault, Aïssa Maïga and Agnès Varda. They share their journeys, experiences, and their views on cinema and discuss women's role in front of, and behind the camera.

May 2019

Kering announces its renewed partnership with the Festival de Cannes for five years. For its fifth anniversary, the Women In Motion Talks welcome Leyna Bloom, Zhou Dongyu, Nadine Labaki, Eva Longoria as well as a roundtable bringing together Stacy L. Smith, professor at the University of Southern California and creator of Inclusion Rider, and Michael Barker, Kirstin Benson, Jacqueline Coley and Anita Gou.

March 13, 2019

At a Women In Motion Talk organized by Kering at the Rencontres 7e art Lausanne, Franco-Moroccan journalist and writer, Leïla Slimani, gave her thoughts on feminism, the role of women in literature, and more generally, in culture.

October 2018

Women In Motion and La Cinémathèque française jointly organize a Jane Fonda retrospective. The first winner of the Women In Motion Award in 2015, Fonda will talk about her experience as an actress, producer and committed philanthropist during a Talk with Costa-Gavras and Frédéric Bonnaud.

July 2018

For its third edition, the Prix de la Photo Madame Figaro Arles, supported by Women In Motion, is presented to the Polish photographer Wiktoria Wojciechowska.

July 2018

Women In Motion holds its Talk for the first time in Paris. The Talk focused on Agnès Varda who shared her experience as a film director and a committed feminist and drew in a large crowd.

May 2018

The Talks 2018 season opens with Carey Mulligan and goes on to welcome Emilia Clarke, Salma Hayek Pinault, Chris Lee, Aïssa Maïga, Z Tao and Vivian Qu, who share their experiences and perspectives on women’s representation in the film industry.

May 13, 2018

The Women In Motion Award is presented to Patty Jenkins, first woman to direct a film with a budget exceeding 100 million US dollars. The Young Talents Award goes to Spanish director, Carla Simón.

March 2018

A Women In Motion Talk during the first edition of the Rencontres 7ème Art Lausanne, serves as the occasion for actress, writer, painter and visual artist, Rossy de Palma, to share her perspective on women’s representation in the film industry.

December 2017

The great family-style industry of film, art and culture celebrates Agnès Varda, first ever female film director to be awarded a Oscar® Honor. An exceptional evening event is held for her at Kering’s headquarters at 40, rue de Sèvres.

November 2017

During the Jimei x Arles International Photo Festival in Xiamen (south China), the Jimei x Arles – Madame Figaro Women Photographers Award, supported by Women In Motion, is presented to Guo Yingguang.

November 2017

A Talk in New York welcomes Keri Putnam, Sundance Institute Executive Director, film director, Debra Granik, and film director and scriptwriter, Maysaloun Hamoud, whose film In Between premiered in the United States.

July 2017

For its second edition, the Prix de la photographie Madame Figaro Arles, supported by Women In Motion, is awarded to the Chilean photographer Paz Errázuriz.

May/June 2017

To further reflection on women’s place in the film industry, the Talks are held in Shanghai with producer, Alexandra Sun, and actresses, Yan Bingyan and Huang Lu, and in Tokyo with film director, Naomi Kawase, actress, Isabelle Huppert, and director, Hirokazu Kore-eda.

May 2017

More than 300 guests attend the Talks during the 70th Festival de Cannes, featuring Costa-Gavras, Kaouther Ben Hania, Salma Hayek Pinault, Isabelle Huppert, Diane Kruger, Robin Wright and Yang Yang.

May 21, 2017

Film industry icon and honored celebrity for the initiative’s third edition, actress Isabelle Huppert, receives the Women In Motion 2017 Award. The Young Talent Award honors Palestinian film director and scriptwriter, Maysaloun Hamoud.

July 2016

Women In Motion honors the world of photography by recognizing women of talent whose perspective on today’s world contributes towards changing mentalities. Women In Motion supports the Prix de la photo Madame Figaro Arles, presented to Laia Abril in 2016.

May 2016

The 69th Festival de Cannes and the second Talks edition notably features Lisa Azuelos, Houda Benyamina, Juliette Binoche, Geena Davis, Amy Emmerich, Jodie Foster, Salma Hayek Pinault, Chris Lee, Keri Putnam, Celine Rattray, Patricia Riggen, Francine Raveney, Rena Ronson, Susan Sarandon, Chloë Sevigny, Melissa Silverstein, Chiara Tilesi, Ge Wei Ru and Alice Winocour.

May 15, 2016

Iconic symbols since their roles in Thelma & Louise, actresses and producers, Geena Davis and Susan Sarandon, are awarded Women In Motion 2016 for their outstanding contribution to the development of women’s influence in the film industry. Film directors, Leyla Bouzid, Gaya Jiji and Ida Panahandeh are the three laureates for the first Young Talents Award.

May 2015

The first Women In Motion Talks take place during the 68th Festival de Cannes and features Claire Denis, Golshifteh Farahani, Thierry Frémaux, Deniz Gamze Ergüven, Salma Hayek Pinault, Isabelle Huppert, Elizabeth Karlsen, Frances McDormand, Claudie Ossard, Sylvie Pialat, Melvil Poupaud, Isabella Rossellini, Matthias Schoenaerts, Liu Shu, Anne-Dominique Toussaint, Christine Vachon, Agnès Varda, Liang Ying and Rebecca Zlotowski.

May 17, 2015

For its first edition, François-Henri Pinault, Pierre Lescure and Thierry Frémaux presented the Women In Motion Award to actress, producer and philanthropist, Jane Fonda, for her exceptional career. Producer, Megan Ellison, receives a special award.

November 4, 2014

Kering, the Festival de Cannes and Women In Motion announce a five-year partnership geared to showcase women’s contribution to the film industry.