Galerie XII, founded by Valerie-Anne Giscard d’Estaing in 2007 in Paris focuses on contemporary photography.
The editorial line of the gallery centers on narrative photography and strives to promote artists with a strong narrative sensibility, working on new forms of the media with a multidisciplinary approach especially at the borders with painting, sculpture and collages, in recognition of the evolution of contemporary photography reflecting the role of the digital age in increasingly blurring the distinction between photography and other visual arts.

Galerie XII Los Angeles opened in 2018 and is located at Bergamot Arts Center, Santa Monica. Since its opening, the gallery has received critical acclaim and consistently showcases four to five solo exhibitions a year in each location, as well as group shows. It participates to several Art Fairs such as Photo Basel, Photo London, Art Paris, Moderne Art Fair, AIPAD, etc.

SInce its inception, the gallery has been representing such acclaimed international photographers/artists from Mona Kuhn to Paolo Ventura, Margaret Lansink to Anja Niemi, Benno Graziani, Patrizia Mussa, Jean-Marie Périer among many others.

The Gallery is a member of AIPAD (Association of International Photography Art Dealers) and CPGA (Comité Professionnel des Galeries d'Art).


Valerie-Anne, the daughter of former French President Valery Giscard d’Estaing, founded her first book publishing company, Compagnie12, in the 1980s. Named after her lucky number, the company went on to edit and publish hundreds of illustrated books before expanding its scope to the management of photographers’ archives under the Photo12 brand. In what seemed like a natural evolution, Galerie XII opened its doors in Paris in 2007 before moving to its current location in Le Marais in 2010. The Shanghai outpost opened in 2015 and closed in 2023. Valerie-Anne Giscard d'Estaing moved to Santa Monica, California, in 2012 where she participated to several Art Fairs and set up pop-up events before finding the perfect location for her gallery at Bergamot Station Arts Center.



Quite experienced in curating exhibitions, the gallery team can provide support to collectors in terms of acquisitions and organization of their collections. Having an international outreach, the gallery team can help collectors to locate artworks in various locations.
Framing / Shipping
There is no frame than can be used for all works. We do not offer standard framing. We do work with a number of framing companies and can offer advice on the frame that would best fit the work you wish to acquire. We can also follow up framing, upon approval of quotation.  Works can be delivered upon request. Shipping costs will be submitted for approval before shipping.
Please bear in mind that most of the prints we offer are considered as Works of Art by Tax authorities. In most countries, acquisitions can be deducted from revenues.
We will provide the relevant information depending on your country upon request.