Autoportrait de Janine Niépce
February 12, 1921|
|Died||August 5, 2007
|Education||Collège de Sorbonne|
|Spouse(s)||Claude Jaeger (m. 1946)|
Janine Niépce (February 12, 1921 – August 5, 2007) was a French photographer and journalist. Her career spanned developing films for the French Resistance to covering the women's liberation movement in the 1970s.
In 1944, she graduated from the Sorbonne. She was a liaison officer involved with the liberation of Paris after World War II. In 1946 she became a professional photographer. Niépce was one of the first photo-journalists in France. She was influenced by Henri Cartier-Bresson.
In the 1970s, her work focused particularly on the women's liberation movement.
She died August 5, 2007.
Janine Niépce has published at least 20 books of photographs, the most recent ones are:
- Niépce Duras (Éditions Actes Sud, 1992)
- Les années femmes (Éditions de la Martinière, 1993)
- Mes années campagne (Éditions de la Martinière, 1994)
- Images d’une vie (Éditions de la Martinière, 1995)
- Les vendanges (Éditions Hoëbeke, 2000)
- Françaises, Français, le goût de vivre (Éditions Imprimerie Nationale Actes Sud, 2005)
- 2003 Debelleyme Gallery, exhibition sale of signed prints
- 2004 Sale at the exhibition gallery Artcurial during the Mois de la Photo
- 2006 Exhibition, "Douce France" at the Museum of Auxerre.
- images by Janine Niépce on LiveJournal.