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Exhibit: World Press Photo Awards 2014

World Press Photo of the Year, Contemporary Issues, 1st prize single © John Stanmeyer

Visiting World Press Photo Awards 2014 exhibit is like witnessing the most important news of the past year. News that can be exciting or overwhelming, shocking or sad, they represent the events that have happened in the world throughout the year.  As World Press Photo Foundation states, “We exist to inspire understanding of the world through quality photojournalism.” And we, the viewers, come to admire the talent and courage of those who captured these events with such striking clarity, telling a story of life through their powerful images.

Chronicles of Parisian life in Paris, by Photographer Martin Parr

Chronicles of Parisian life in Paris, by Photographer Martin Parr

Since 1982, Maison Européenne de la Photographie has a tradition of giving carte blanche to the most renowned photographers, asking them to deliver their vision of Paris. This year it’s time for English photographer Martin Parr to get out in the streets in search of Parisian life, and so he does, armed with his unique mix of irony and humour...

Henri Cartier-Bresson in Centre Pompidou: the remarkable retrospective

Henri Cartier-Bresson in Centre Pompidou: the remarkable retrospective

This spring, the Centre Pompidou in Paris presents a large retrospective of one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century, Henri Cartier-Bresson. This may sound somewhat official, but even if you have seen many of his works before (and I know you have!), this is an exceptional exhibit as it uncovers a much more complete and often surprising image of this renowned photographer and his remarkable career. Over 500 photographs, drawings, paintings, films and documents are presented in chronological order, retracing Cartier-Bresson’s work throughout his lifetime...

Exhibit: Anders Petersen "Photographs" at the BNP

Exhibit: Anders Petersen

It's no secret that Paris is full of photographic treasures. There are at least a few exhibitions by world famous photographers at any given moment of time. And if you ever get cold after wandering the streets of the City of Light in wintertime, come and have a look at the exhibit of Swedish photographer Anders Petersen in the Bibliothèque Nationale de France. The show, "Photographs", represents a collection of all the important series of Petersen's career, starting with the famous Café Lehmitz that he shot back in the 1970s...

Exhibit: Sergio Larrain's Vagabondages at HCB Foundation

 Exhibit: Sergio Larrain's Vagabondages at HCB Foundation

Visiting an exhibit by the famous Chilean photographer Sergio Larrain in Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson may easily turn into another sublime adventure in the city of Paris. Not only will you see a collection of stark black-and-white images of Santiago, Paris, London and the author's beloved Valparaiso, but you'll also visit one of the art deco edifices of Paris, the elegant 'Maison des Artistes'... Sergio Larrain's first complete photographic project on the life of homeless children of Santiago made him visible in the photographic world and helped him receive a grant from the British Council to work in London in 1958...

Exhibit: Brassaï and his time machine in "For the love of Paris"

Exhibit: Brassaï and his time machine in

La Mairie de Paris has prepared a special treat for classic black & white photography lovers: an exhibit of one of the most famous Parisian photographers of the 20th Century, Brassaï. Hosted in Hôtel de Ville, the City Hall of Paris, the show presents a panorama of works of this Hungarian-born photographer who spent most of his life in Paris and became known for his love for this city. The vast majority of images are original silver prints of the era, some of them signed by Brassaï himself. The show covers all the important aspects of Brassaï's career...

MEP Hosts Salgado Exhibit "Genesis"

 MEP Hosts Salgado Exhibit

There is something very special going on in Paris that one simply cannot miss. Not only because it is an exhibit by one of the world's most respected and regarded photojournalists. Not only because it is about our planet, the beauty and fragility of it. And not only because it is an immense project that took eight years to accomplish. But how could someone resist a chance to see two hundred and forty-five photographic masterpieces, a result of more than thirty journeys in forty countries around the world, with their own eyes? Well that is what you get at La Maison Européenne de la Photographie, which is currently hosting "Genesis", the greatest photographic project of the world-renowned Brazilian photographer Sebastião Salgado...

Exhibit: "Belongings", by Munem Wasif


While rambling the streets of Paris in search of the best shot, you might sometimes want to take a little break and pop into a photo gallery for some inspiration. Although situated in the very heart of Paris, on the famous Île Saint-Louis, the Galérie Clémentine de la Féronnière is a well-hidden place and finding it might be a challenge! So, if you’re ready for the quest, here goes: on the main street of the island, rue Saint-Louis-en-l’île, find the building number 51. Go through the impressive green door on the right and you will end up in a yard. Continue through the archway to the second yard and on your right you will see the gallery, currently hosting an exhibit entitled "Belongings", by Bangladeshi photographer Munem Wasif...

Photoquai 2013 Exhibit: "Look at Me"

 Photoquai 2013 Exhibit:

Photoquai 2013, or the 4th biennale of the images of the world, is taking place in Paris on the banks of the river Seine in front of Musée du quai Branly, as well as in its garden. This is an open-air exhibition presenting the work of 40 selected photographers from Asia, Latin America, Australia and Africa, previously unknown in Europe. Some two hundred large format images of excellent photographic quality are displayed on the walls built especially for the occasion by a famous French designer Patrick Jouin...

Exhibit: Robert Capa's "Mexican Suitcase"

 Exhibit: Robert Capa's

The legendary Mexican Suitcase with Robert Capa's Spanish civil war photos was considered lost for many years. It was passed on from hand to hand to preserve it over the years but it eventually disappeared. It was rediscovered in Mexico city only in 2007, and its contents are now being presented, until June 30, 2013, at the Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaisme in Paris.

Exhibit: "In the photographer's studio - Staged photography"


Set in the residential neighbourhood of Montparnasse is a quiet little gallery called Musée Bourdelle. The original studio of sculpture Émile-Antoine Bourdelle’s has been kept nicely intact, and its history as a site of creativity makes it the perfect environment for "In the photographer's studio - Staged photography", an exhibit running until February 10, 2013. Displaying fifty-four images of photographers such as André Disdéri, Helmut Newton and Henri Cartier-Bresson along with detailed descriptions demonstrate the evolution of the tools of the photography trade...

Exhibit: HCB Foundation presents Greenberg collection

 Exhibit: HCB Foundation presents Greenberg collection

The Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation is hosting the private photography collection of Howard Greenberg, from January 16 through April 21, 2013. This well put together ensemble is absolutely charming, with personality and heartfelt emotion displayed in every photograph. The collection includes photographs such as Funke’s “Spirales”, Lange’s "Migrant Mother", Alvarez Bravo’s “Los Agachados” and Wright’s “Lunch Atop a skyscraper”, among others. Don't miss this unique collection while it is in Paris...

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