The Centre Photographique d’Île-de-France (CPIF) was created in 1989.
The CPIF is part of the nationwide network of contemporary art centers. It is dedicated to research, production and promotion of artistic projects linked to contemporary photography. It follows acknowledged as well as emerging practices, traditional forms together with forms derived from digital technology and new media, relations between photography and other fields of contemporary creation.
It analyses the way photography evolves in order to offer references to the audience. In this way, it offers cross projects (education, workshops with photographers, talks with artists...) strongly related to the three or four exhibitions showned each year.
The CPIF also accompanies the creation by welcoming three French artists for a Postproduction residency, and an international artist for a research residency every year.