Photos lovers! Paris = Great Photo Exhibits

December 9th, 2013

If you love photography Paris is just riddled with terrific exhibits this month!  From Brassaï to Yousuf Karsh and lots more in between it would take you a week to see them all.  So if you’re planning a trip to Paris this December consider checking out some of these.  Most of the following exhibits close in late January but some are up until or into March 2014 (closing dates noted including one in late December, another in early January).  And they’re scattered around the city so there’s likely to be one near wherever your trip to Paris takes you.  Most require paid admission but the Brassaï and Vivian Maier exhibits are free.

Brassaï, pour l’amour de Paris (For the Love of Paris), until March 8, 2014, Hotel de Ville, free, 4th; 20th century Paris in photos

Erwin Blumenfeld (1897-2969), Photos, designs and photomontages, until January 26, 2014, Musée du Jeu de Paume, 8th; a retrospective of his career as a fashion photographer but also early experimental works

Pasolini Roma, until January 26, 2014, Cinémathèque Française, 12th; an in-depth look at filmmaker Pasolini’s work during his 30 years in Rome

Planète Marker, until December 22, 2013, Centre Pompidou, 4th; maybe the most famous unknown cinematographer, this exhibit encompasses the breadth of his work – as a writer, poet, literary critic as well as filmmaker

Raymond Depardon – Un moment si doux (a sweet moment), until February 10, 2014, Grand Palais (Galerie sud), 8th; 160 photos from his work around the world

Sebastião Salgado – Genesis, until January 5, 2014, Maison Européenne de la Photographie, 4th; 8 years of work, 30 trips, 245 photos of the beauty of our planet

Sergio Larrain – Vagabondages, until December 22, 2013 , Fondation Henri-Cartier-Bresson, 14th; Chilean by birth, career in Europe as part of Magnum, master of street photography

Vivian Maier, until December 21, 2013, Les Douches La Galerie (5 rue Legouvé) 10th;  discovered in 2007 (2 years before her death) Vivian Maier spent her life in New York, working as a nanny but with a camera around her neck,  in  the tradition of the street photography of Helen Levitt and Diane Arbus

Yousuf Karsh, Icons of the 20th Century, until January 26th, 2014, Mona Bismarck American Center, 16th; acclaimed 20th century portrait photographer whose work often graced the covers of Life and Paris Match this exhibit showcases the ‘people’ of his era (from Hemingway to Einstein to Grace Kelly)

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