Talk with Rebecca Bowring and Magali Dougados


The talk takes place at the Société de Lecture, Grand’Rue 11, 1204 Geneva

In French

12.00: buffet

12.30-14.00: talk

Price: members of Société de Lecture or CPG CHF 30 / non-members CHF 45 / students CHF 10

Reservation mandatory, by email only à

Talk with the two resident portrait photographers of the Société de Lecture de Genève, Rebecca Bowring and Magali Dougados, in dialogue with Danaé Panchaud, director of the Centre de la photographie Genève. The discussion, in French, will focus on writers portraits, in relation to their respective artistic practices.

A Genevan by adoption, Magali Dougados assiduously frequents theatres and stages. She captures living art in the process of preparation and representation. As a craftswoman and artist, she deploys her vision in multidisciplinary projects, linking reality and fiction, in this vestibule from which she extracts images and sounds, the mirror of a sensitive and grating anthropomorphic bestiary. This year she was given carte blanche to design the visuals for the 2022/23 season of the Comédie de Genève theatre. She also created the exhibition Causerie in collaboration with the actress Céline Bolomey. She has been making portraits for the Société de Lecture since 2008.

Through her work, Rebecca Bowring questions the temporal paradox of photography and the materiality of the images we produce in the course of a lifetime. She approaches photography as both a durable and fragile medium at the intersection of our singular and collective memories. She recently received the first prize at the Juried exhibition of the Preus Museum in Norway, the Near.Prize, the grant for creation from the City of Geneva and her work has been included in the Fonds municipal d'art contemporain de Genève. Her next solo exhibition will take place from 3 November 2022 to 9 January 2023 at the Espace Jörg Brockmann in Geneva. A graduate of CEPV and HEAD, Rebecca Bowring has been making portraits for the Société de Lecture since 2010.


A collaboration with the Société de Lecture de Genève

Images: portraits of Rebecca Bowring (left) and Magali Dougados (right, © Sandra Pointet)