Spéos is involved in Quai de la Photo, a new floating art centre dedicated to contemporary photography, which opened in July 2023. The Spéos students have access to this innovative cultural and artistic venue.

A unique place

Quai de la Photo benefits from a privileged location on the Seine, next to the Bibliothèque nationale de France, in the 13th arrondissement of Paris. It is a hybrid place that combines photographynavigation and catering.

Its ambitions are:
– To discover contemporary photography through open access exhibitions, photo workshops and meetings with photographers.
– To explore Paris from the river aboard vintage and small electric boats.
– To relax and eat on the boat’s terrace, surrounded by exhibitions and animations.

Spéos adds the photographic dimension

The photo exhibitions occupy the entire space, covering more than 1,000 m². They are open to the public and are displayed on the terrace during summer.
The school has brought on board several of its long-standing partners: Magnum Photos, the Agence France-Presse (AFP) the magazine Polka and the laboratory Picto.

“With Spéos, I am happy to add the photographic dimension to the Quai de la Photo project. We thought of this new place as a new platform for contemporary photography, in the heart of the city and on its main artery: the Seine.”
Pierre-Yves Mahé, President of Spéos