Genevieve Janvrin is a photography expert with over 20 years’ experience in the art market. She works with all major collectors of the medium in Europe and America.
Janvrin received her Bachelor of Arts from University College London where she specialised in her final year in Surrealist photography and completed her thesis on the Photography of Dora Maar. She commenced her career at the prestigious Michael Hoppen Gallery, London, in 2001 and went on to work for Rex Irwin Fine Art, Sydney and Magnum Photos in London and New York. In the last five years she held the position as Head of Europe for the Department of Photographs at Phillips auction house, the auction leaders in photography sales. Janvrin has an extensive network of collectors, patrons and colleagues within the arts which has been built up during her career.
Since buying her first home on the Côte d’Azur in 2004 she has continued to discover more and more artists and photographers who have all called the South of France home. The publication of her book realises a long-held ambition to demonstrate the wealth of photography produced there. Moving to the region permanently with her family in 2017, she opened Galerie Janvrin in 2021, a gallery located on the Côte d’Azur and dedicated to photo-based art and works on paper. She now lives near Grasse.