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Exhibits at MEP: René Burri, Pascal Maitre, Keiichi Tahara and others

Exhibits at MEP: René Burri, Pascal Maitre, Keiichi Tahara and others

Fall is back in Paris and the city is once again infused with life after long summer vacations. Photographic galleries re-open their doors to welcome visitors and prepare new shows for those hungry for visual treats. La Maison Européenne de la Photographie is no exception: it welcomes you with a display of seven photo exhibitions, including such masters as René Burri, Pascal Maitre or Keiichi Tahara, which makes a visit to this exhibition space more enjoyable than ever...

Useful Camera Service Addresses in Paris

Useful Camera Service Addresses in Paris

Taking good care of your camera is as important as taking care of your health, especially while traveling. The trouble is that when you are away from home, you might not be sure where to go for reliable camera stores and services. Our Photo Tour participants often ask us about servicing their gear, where to have their camera sensor cleaned or where to buy a fully charged battery. If you find yourself looking for such services, here are some useful addresses in Paris.

Emmet Gowin at HCB Foundation

Emmet Gowin at HCB Foundation

Once again, the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson invites photography lovers to discover yet another universe, this time that of a prolific American photographer Emmet Gowin. Entitled simply “Emmet Gowin”, the exhibit presents a collection of photographs covering all the main themes of his life that he continued exploring for decades: his beloved wife, the intimacy of their everyday life, as well as aerial and landscape photographs.

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...

Hello "Better Travel Photos", Welcome to London!


It is hard to believe that almost 6 years have gone by since I first set out on this adventure known as Better Paris Photos! I still remember writing the first registration in my agenda at the time and the thrill I felt in meeting new people and helping them have incredible photography experiences in Paris! Very quickly, I got extremely busy providing photo tours and portrait sessions. As word spread, I soon needed help. It was time to team up with other photographers, and Hermione McCosh was the first one to join me. We worked hard together, shared ideas and had loads of fun...

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...