The bank for a changing world

On October 21st, the Women Changing India exhibition, sponsored by BNP Paribas in collaboration with Magnum Photos, was inaugurated at Le Petit Palais in Paris.

The Women Changing India project is an initiative launched by BNP Paribas to commemorate the 150 years it has operated in the country. In 2010, the exhibition toured five Indian cities: Mumbai, Delhi, Kochi, Chennai and Calcutta. In 2011, it came to Europe, first in Milan - Italy, then London - UK, and Brussels - Belgium. It has finally ended up in Paris - France, and will stay open until beginning of next year.

This exhibition features more than 130 pictures taken by 6 photographers of the Magnum agency. Their assignment was to photograph, in its various forms, the strength of Indian women who are able to change their country.

Olivia Arthur, Martine Franck, Raghu Rai, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Alex Webb and Patrick Zachmann have photographed committed women who are determined to fulfill their potential. Their pictures give an unprecedented vision of Indian society. These portraits show self-aware and proud women who are not daunted by the obvious difficulties resulting from the path they have chosen.

Useful Information
From October, 21st 2011 to January, 8th 2012
Le Petit Palais, avenue Winston Churchill, 75008 PARIS, France
From Tuesday to Sunday, 10am to 6pm, late-night opening on Thursday until 8pm
Closed on Monday and public holidays
Free access