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"Scènes et pics" - Colonial postcards: North-African Women & (re-)appropriation

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"Scènes et pics" - Colonial postcards: North-African Women & (re-)appropriation
"Scènes et pics" - Colonial postcards: North-African Women & (re-)appropriation

Date and time

11 Jun 2023, 20:00 – 22:00



About this event


I am glad to meet you around my conference "Scènes et pics" in reference to the series of colonial postcards entitled "Scènes et types".

During colonization in North Africa (Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia), France produced millions of postcards featuring mainly women and girls. This was a propaganda tool to praise the civilization of indigenous peoples but also to sell an eroticized fantasy of these lands to conquer.

The women were staged in traditional, urban or Amazigh outfits, sometimes indoors, sometimes outdoors, naked or not.

North African descendants still suffer today from this orientalist representation and this myth around the "Moorish".

Museums, companies, artists and other producers take advantage of these "royalty-free" images to exhibit the image of these women and profit from it, up to the sale of derivative products exploiting their faces under cover of vintage inspiration and aesthetics which only recall the horror of the colonial era.

"Scènes et Pics" is a conference project and production of artistic postcards with my own image to understand who these women were, why they were exploited and how we can reclaim our image outside of a prism of western colonial memory. 

Raissa Lei


Sunday June 11

8pm-10pm Paris Time

The last half hour will be dedicated to questions / answers

On Zoom / In english (french replay is on sell on our website)

The Zoom link will be sent by email 24 hours before the conference

Available in replay for a month




  • Live conference

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  • Replay conference

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