Director Valerie Cazin has managed Galerie Binome since its launch in 2010. Located at the heart of Paris’ famed Marais historic art district just steps away from the Maison européenne de la photographie (MEP), Galerie Binome has quickly grown into a most notable programming and presentation space of contemporary photography at the forefront of its many evolutions both in France and internationally.
Valérie Cazin was a former jurist in private law, specialized in copyright. After following courses in scenography – at the Louvres museum – and in visual history – at the Jeu de Paume, she devotes herself to photography and its developments on the art market. In parallel she is today a regular reviewer at major photography festivals such as Rencontres d’Arles, Festival Circulations and Voies Off while also jurying for The Boutougraphies (President of the Jury 2017), Fotofilmic (CA), the Bourse du Talent and Les Nuits Photographiques competitions and sitting on several national photography & design school graduation committees. In 2023, she is nominated in the selection committee of Paris Photo.
A highly collaborative venue well regarded on the national scene, Galerie Binome is a Member of the Comité Professionnel des Galeries d’Art, a Mois de La Photo du Grand Paris exhibitor and takes part to international contemporary art and photography fairs such as Paris Photo, Unseen, Art Paris or Photo Basel.
Galerie Binome’s annual monographic and group exhibition programming focuses on emerging visual artists from a wide variety of backgrounds and practices exploring new forms of photography challenging the medium’s conceptual and formal boundaries. Galerie Binome’s ultimate vision and core research mandate is to redefine photography’s domain, scope and limits as related to the post-photographic condition.