The Store

Mougins Center of photography, The Store
©Communication Ville de Mougins, 2021
The Mougins Center of Photography has chosen to present in its store products that distinguishes itself from the usual “souvenir shops” in museums.
The Center wishes to support artistic creation and not play the card of overconsumption by avoiding the pitfall of gadgets and by favoring the prism of design. The ambition is to address a large public, both in terms of generation and social background, offering a wide range of prices.

The store is open during the exhibition periods :

April – September : from 11 am to 7 pm. Closed on Tuesdays
October – March : from 1 pm to 6 pm. Closed of Mondays and Tuesdays

Find us at 43, rue de l’église 06250 Mougins.

+33 (0)4 22 21 52 12

Follow us on Facebook and Instagram: @centrephotographiemougins

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© Le Petit Didier, 2021

Cahiers #1

« 1001 » : Isabel Muñoz
This first edition of Cahiers looks back at the inaugural exhibition of the Mougins Center of photography, devoted to the Spanish photographer Isabel Muñoz and her works produced during numerous trips to Japan.

Authors: Yasmine Chemali, François Cheval, Stéphane du Mesnildot, Yuta Yagishita, Pascal Bagot, Emil Pacha Valencia.

Nb of pages: 176
Price: 29€

© Le Petit Didier, 2021

Cahiers #2

« L’amour toujours : » Jenny Rova + Natasha Caruana
Photographers are not immune to emotional experience! Dedicated to the exhibition “Love, Eternally”, the second edition of Cahiers is dedicated to two female artists Jenny Rova and Natasha Caruana. Their works result from personal stories told through familiar experiences.

Authors: François Cheval, Laurence Pourchez, Jenny Rova, Natasha Caruana, Dr. Chris Hoff, Christophe Perrin, Yasmine Chemali.

Nb of pages: 192
Price: 29€

© Le Petit Didier, 2022

Cahiers #3

« La clairvoyance du hasard » : Li Lang + Yuki Onodera
With this third number, the Cahiers becomes a playground for artistic and scientific experimentations. Within the pages, relations bewteen order and chaos and the opposition between chance and derminism are examined.

Authors: François Cheval, András Páldi, Jean Daunizeau, Takayo Iida, Yasmine Chemali, Li Lang et Yuki Onodera.

Nb of pages: 176
Price: 29€

© Le Petit Didier, 2022

Cahiers #4

« Every day is Saturday : portraits anglais » Tom Wood
Tom Wood or Photie Man photographs everyday life, roaming the streets of his hometown. He paints the portrait of Liverpool and its people, caught on the spot on the top deck of a bus, on the ferry, in the markets or at a nightclub. Tom Wood’s photographs are not edited, not cropped. What is available to see is there, before us. A compulsive gesture, an incisive gaze, the peril of the contact sheet that can tell a story or just as easily miss it. So, we should be as generous as the artist who gives all that he can. Without ulterior motives, Cahiers #4 mix up the gazes and undertake a collective reading of this Liverpudlian universe.

Authors: Yasmine Chemali, François Cheval, David Peace, John Peel, Alexis Tadié, Leïla Vignal.

Nb of pages: 192
Price: 29€

© Le Petit Didier, 2022

Cahiers #5

« Ce qui nous arrive ici, en plein visage » Catherine De Clippel + Marie Baronnet
A barrier stands at the border between the United States and Mexico, a sinister defensive wall known to all. It alone embodies all walls, all refusals of the other. Elsewhere, in Fon and Ewhe countries, other markers stand in the form of earth sculptures posed directly on the ground. Protuberances that separate the living from the spirits. Between Marie Baronnet’s photographs, taken at the Mexican border, and those of Catherine De Clippel, taken in West Africa, a surprising relationship emerges. Both capture what happens between that which closes and that which opens, a beyond that sparks our (very human) curiosity. We must always understand what is hidden, what is on the other side.

Authors: François Cheval, Jean-Paul Colleyn, Jérôme Esnouf

Nb of pages: 192
Price: 29€

© Le Petit Didier, 2023

Cahiers #6

The Cahiers #6 of the Mougins Center of Photography are akin to the essence of Harold Feinstein – multifaceted and manifold. They bring together a scholarly contribution that delves into the legacy of the New York Photo League, compelling writings on the Jazz Loft, the photographer’s collaborations with iconic jazz labels like Blue Note and Signal, as well as his relationship with W. Eugene Smith (Pittsburgh Project). Additionally, there is a text on Coney Island, an enduring leitmotiv of the seventh art since the early 20th century, with its amusement park and nocturnal luminosity. The Cahiers #6 also encompass Harold Feinstein’s involvement as a GI in the Korean War, allowing us to witness the dedication of the photographer, educator and mentor, all while harmonizing with the melodies of Duke Jordan, Lee Morgan and Gigi Gryce.

Authors : François Cheval, Alexis Tadié, Ya’ara Gil-Glazer, Yasmine Chemali

Nb of pages: 192
Price: 29€

© Le Petit Didier, 2023

Cahiers #7

The Cahiers #7 of the Mougins Center of Photography represent a paean to light.
In ‘Point sublime’ and ‘Nous irons jusqu’au soleil‘, we witness the convergence of two photographers who harness the vibrancy of rays to communicate profound messages. Jessica Backhaus’s meticulously curated selection of coloured papers elegantly complements Anna Niskanen’s cyanotypes imbued with essences and natural pigments discovered therein. This synthesis beckons us into the realm of pictorialist heritage, prompting contemplation upon the passage of time.

Authors: François Cheval, András Páldi, Anna Niskanen

Nb de pages : 144
Price: 29€

© Le Petit Didier, 2024

Cahiers #8

Cahiers #8 of the Mougins Center of Photography takes a historical look at the Black Panther Party movement and its assistance programmes, with photographs by Stephen Shames. The series by the artist Bayeté Ross Smith also examines the representation of the African-American community. Texts by activist Ericka Huggins and lawyer Paul David Henderson echo contemporary history.

Authors: Yasmine Chemali, François Cheval,
Paul David Henderson, Ericka Huggins

Nb of pages: 192
Price: 29€

© Communication Ville de Mougins
The Mougins Center of Photography supports French photo publishers through France PhotoBook, a French association gathering the main independent French publishers of photography books.
The production of photography books is particularly rich and diversified in France.
France PhotoBook aims to promote and safeguard a rich though fragile ecosystem, by preserving a unique expertise and encouraging the consideration of a sector that has become essential in the field of contemporary photographic creation.

For more information : click here

© Communication Ville de Mougins, 2024
The Other End of the Rainbow
Kourtney Roy

Launched by France PhotoBook, the first edition of Prix des libraires du livre de photographie brought together a jury of twenty booksellers from all over France and Brussels, who selected a winning book from among twenty-nine books published in 2022-23 by the twenty-nine publishers who are members of France PhotoBook. The prize is chaired by the writer Yannick Haenel, who has strong ties with photography and is himself the author of several texts that have appeared in photo books.For this first edition, the jury decided on Thursday October 19, to award Kourtney Roy for her book The Other End of the Rainbow, published by André Frère Éditions.
For this book, Kourtney Roy spent more than two years traveling along Highway 16 in British Columbia, where for years women and girls, mainly of indigenous origin, have been disappearing or found dead. In the course of her journey, Roy met many of the victims’ families and loved ones, whose testimonies feature prominently in the book and convey the violence, misogyny and racism that prevail.

Text: François Cheval, Gladys Radek, Kourtney Roy
Graphic design: Michel Lepetitdidier
Publishing: André Frère

Nb of pages: 432 pages. Français et anglais
Price: 65€

Around the exhibition
‘Comrade Sisters / Women of the Black Panther Party’ 

© Acc Art Books. 2022

Comrade Sisters : Women of the Black Panther Party

Many of us have heard these three words: Black Panther Party. Some know the Party’s history as a movement for the social, political, economic and spiritual upliftment of Black and indigenous people of colour – but to this day, few know the story of the backbone of the Party: the women.
It’s estimated that six out of ten Panther Party members were women. While these remarkable women of all ages and diverse backgrounds were regularly making headlines agitating, protesting, and organising, off-stage these same women were building communities and enacting social justice, providing food, housing, education, healthcare, and more. Comrade Sisters is their story.
This marks his third photo book about the Black Panthers and includes many never before published images.

Authors: Stephen Shames, Ericka Huggins
Publishing: Acc Art Books. 2022
Language: English

Nb of pages: 192
Price: 50€

© Abrams Books. 2016

Power to the People: The World of the Black Panthers

The history and path of the Black Panther party, at times controversial and always revolutionary,
told by the co-founder of the movement, Bobby Seale.
Published on the 50th anniversary of the party’s founding, Power to the People is the in-depth chronicle of the only radical political party in America to make a difference in the struggle for civil rights : the Black Panther Party.

Authors: Bobby Seale, Stephen Shames
Publishing: Abrams Books. 2016
Language: English

Nb of pages: 256
Price: 38€

© Massot éditions. 2021

Black Panthers : il était une fois la révolution afro-américaine

Founded in Oakland, California, in 1966, the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense was a radical political organization that stood in defiant contrast to the mainstream civil rights movement. This gripping illustrated history explores the impact and significance of the Panthers, from their social, educational, and healthcare programs that were designed to uplift the Black community to their battle against police brutality through citizen patrols and frequent clashes with the FBI, which targeted the Party from its outset.
Using dramatic comic book-style retellings and illustrated profiles of key figures, The Black Panther Party captures the major events, people, and actions of the party, as well as their cultural and political influence and enduring legacy.

Authors: David F. Walker, Marcus Kwame Anderson (Drawings)
Publishing: Massot éditions. 2021
Language: French

Nb of pages: 182
Price: 23,90€

© Aperture. 2019

Kwame Brathwaite: black is beautiful

In the late 1950s and throughout the 1960s, Kwame Brathwaite used his photography to popularize the political slogan ‘Black Is Beautiful.’ This monograph—the first ever dedicated to Brathwaite’s remarkable career—tells the story of a key, but under-recognized, figure of the second Harlem Renaissance. Inspired by the writings of activist and black nationalist Marcus Garvey, Brathwaite, along with his older brother, Elombe Brath, founded the African Jazz Arts Society and Studios (AJASS) and the Grandassa Models (1962). AJASS was a collective of artists, playwrights, designers, and dancers; Grandassa Models was a modeling troupe for black women, founded to challenge white beauty standards. From stunning studio portraits of the Grandassa Models to behind-the-scenes images of Harlem’s artistic community, including Max Roach, Abbey Lincoln, and Miles Davis, this book offers a long-overdue exploration of Brathwaite’s life and work

Authors: Kwame Brathwaite, Tanisha C. Ford, Deborah Willis
Publishing: Aperture. 2019
Language: English

Nb of pages: 144
Price: 48€

© Aperture. 2019

Gaze magazine number 8

Gaze is an independant magazine celebrating the female gaze through personal storytelling, immersive reporting and a great deal of photography. The magazine is entirely bilingual French-English.
In this latest issue, we delve into the ‘teen spirit’, that rebellious mindset that inhabits us as teenagers and sometimes never leaves us. Meet the inspiring Marley Dias, an activist since the age of 13; dive back into teen movies, those remedies to the adult world; between wallpaper, posters and expired lipgloss, welcome to a sociology of the teen girl’s bedroom; through the eyes of her biggest fan, discover Billie Eilish as you’ve never seen before… Among other hot topics.

Price: 25€


© Laurence King Publishing

The world of the Harlem renaissance

By: Laurence King Publishing

1000 piece puzzle

Step back in history to one of New York’s most vibrant moments in this jigsaw puzzle abuzz with the artists of the Harlem renaissance. Set in Harlem in the first decades of the twentieth century, the puzzle includes such famous names as Langston Hughes, Fannie Hurst, Jean Toomer, Carl Van Vechten, Zora Neale Hurston, W.E.B. Du Bois, Josephine Baker, Fats Waller, Duke Ellington, Louis Armstrong, and Gladys Bentley. From fine artists and musicians to novelists, poets, and thinkers, the world of the Harlem renaissance is a who’s who of people who laid the foundations of New York culture in the twentieth century…

Price: 24€

© Pyramid

L’Oracle féministe

By: Pyramyd

Explore your path with advice from 50 extraordinary women
Game consisting of 50 cards and a booklet

Be guided and motivated by the world’s most inspiring women with this creative set of oracle cards. Need advice on breaking the glass ceiling? Find out what Gloria Steinem would do. Juggling family and career? Ask Serena Williams. Need to change your attitude? Angela Davis is at hand. Pick a card and let 50 feminist gurus guide you through any dilemma.

Price: 16,90€

© Bayeté Ross Smith


By: Bayeté Ross Smith

Bayeté Ross Smith is a multidisciplinary artist, photographer, visual journalist, and filmmaker working at the intersection of photography, film, video, visual journalism, 3D objects, and new media.
A retrospective of Bayeté Ross Smith’s work will be presented at the Centre de la photographie from 1 November 2024 to 9 February 2025.

100% cotton
Price: 35€

© Communication Ville de Mougins, 2024

Les Mots du Clic

By: Stimultania

A citizen tool at the service of image criticism.

Which look is to be taken on an image? Art, press or advertising photography. Printed, displayed, projected. How to talk about it? How to analyze its construction and its address? Les Mots du Clic game was created by Stimultania to question the viewer. Either way it enables to observe, interpret, to get vocabulary and is a civic reflection tool.
Goal of the game : Develop together the critique of a photograph chosen by the players or the mediator and acquire vocabulary.
From 6 years

Price: 33€

© Kikkerland

Shadow Game

By: Kikkerland

Pick a card. Using your hands & light, create shadow animals players have to guess.
Includes: USB powered spotlight lamp, 36 animal cards & one rule card.
Design: KDT
Materials: ABS, LED, paper, aspen wood, graphite, electric components

Price: 21€

© MarieJeanne

MarieJeanne’s scents

are carefully selected and created in Grasse, France, and are involved in all stages of production, from the origin of the natural raw materials to the final fragrance. Its creator, Georges Maubert, is part of the fifth generation of the Robertet company, world leader in natural raw materials. Since 1850, his family has been working in the perfume industry, as farmers, chemists, perfumers, and sourcers. The craft is also valued by entrusting French glassblowers with the production of the glassware.

Price: 45€

© Emma Tarea
Cyanotype card kit + Maxi Kit.

By: Emma Tarea

The cyanotype is an old photographic process invented in 1842. It works by applying a solution directly to the paper to make it photosensitive. The paper is then exposed to the sun’s rays, which give it its blue tint once the image has been rinsed. The parts that have been obscured with objects, negatives or cut-out paper remain white.
Suitable for children aged 5 and over and entirely handmade by Emma Tarea in her studio in Nice, the small kit (15 x 15 cm) contains 7 ready-to-use sheets, the maxi kit (30 x 30 cm) 6 sheets, and both come with instructions.

Price: 18€ et 27€

© Communication Ville de Mougins, 2021
The Cyanotype Box Set

By: les Raffineurs

Have you always dreamed of creating your own unique art prints ? Cyanotype Box Set, you get everything you need to create impressive works of art at home, using only sunlight and small leaves or flowers.

The kit includes:

– a detailed instruction manual (in English and French)
– 2 bottles of powdered cyanotype emulsion; simply add water to each
– a glass printing frame
– 24 sheets of assorted papers with different textures
– a foam brush
– a measuring cup, a mixing cup and disposable gloves

Price: 50€

© Formcard

By: Peter Marigold

FORMcard is a handy, pocket sized card of meltable bio-plastic. Simply drop it in a cup of hot water to make little solutions to everyday problems. When it’s cool it’s really strong like nylon, so you can make solid durable solutions with it, and then you can reheat it again and again to adapt, change and reuse it. Because it’s a convenient card size, you can keep one in your pocket, wallet, kitchen drawer or tool box so that it’s there whenever and wherever it’s needed. A great benefit is that when it’s very hot, it sticks to some other plastics, so you can actually use it to instantly fix say…. a favourite plastic shovel when you are on holiday, or a broken fridge drawer. It’s also bio-degradable, so that at the end of it’s life it can be composted.

Price: 8€ (pack of three)

© Nathalie Dewez
The Candle Clock

By: Nathalie Dewez

A candle whose burning time is graduated graphically on the candle itself and serves as a clock. Initially commissioned by the BOZAR Shop in Brussels in 2007, this candle was produced in limited quantities. Nathalie Dewez lives and works in Marseille.

Price: 11€

© Communication Ville de Mougins, 2021
The Strom collection by Raawii

By : Nicholai Wiig-Hansen

Inspired by the cubism of the early 20th century, Nicholai Wiig-Hansen contributes to Raawii’s production through experimental drawing and modelling techniques. The result is a refined simplicity, geometric shapes and colors applied to functional objects of everyday life. The result is a refined simplicity, geometric shapes and colors applied to functional objects of everyday life.

Price: from 50,50€ to 90€

© Communication Ville de Mougins, 2021

Duvelleroy Fans

By: the House of Duvelleroy

Founded in 1827, Duvelleroy is a Parisian fan house, born from the dream of Jean-Pierre Duvelleroy to put the fan back into the hands of women. Since 2010, the House of Duvelleroy has been using the traditional know-how of French fan making for its Couture fans, while bringing this art of living into the contemporary world with its Ready-to-wear fans, made in small series in Spain.

Prix : de 45€ à 55€