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Articles tagged with: Paris

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...

Kathleen Richardson shares feedback on her BPP workshop

Kathleen Richardson shares feedback on her BPP workshop

We recently wrapped up our May 2013 Photography Workshop in Paris, again with a wonderful group of people joining us. We asked Kathleen Richardson, a returning participant from our April 2011 women-only workshop, for her feedback on her experience. Kathleen sent the following note: "I have been to Paris many times in the past and have taken all the usual photos, trying to match the postcards as best I could. Two years ago was a special trip to Paris to celebrate my retirement after 40+ years in the business world, so I wanted to do something different...

BPP awarded TripAdvisor "Certificate of Excellence" for third year in a row

BPP awarded TripAdvisor

Better Paris Photos (now Better Travel Photos) is thrilled to have been awarded the 2013 "Certificate of Excellence" from TripAdvisor for the third year in a row (as long as we have listed on TripAdvisor, in fact). Only the top-performing 10% of businesses listed on TripAdvisor qualify for this award, based on receiving consistently outstanding reviews. We thank all those who made this possible by submitting a review...

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...

Exhibit: "Photography in 100 Masterpieces", BNF


Housed in a wonderfully modern building perched above the pedestrian streets of the Quai on the left bank of the Seine river, the Bibliotheque Nationale de France (BNF) is hosting an exhibit entitled "Photography in 100 Masterpieces" until February 17, 2013. The BNF's imposing grand external structure prepares you for the never-presented exhibit encountered on the inside. See the photography of Atget, Alvarez Bravo, Cartier-Bresson, Man Ray, Kertesz and Brandt alongside the works of lesser-known and even anonymous photographers...

Exhibit: Manuel Álvarez Bravo, "A Photographer on the watch"

 Exhibit: Manuel Álvarez Bravo,

Manuel Álvarez Bravo (1902-2002) appears to be a man torn between two worlds, one practical and the other full of aesthetic pleasure. With a modest beginning, his unique story evolves into a tale of a man with tenacity and great creativity. Álvarez Bravo created a vaste and diverse body of photographic images, which documents the history of his country’s evolving social and cultural atmosphere. The Jeu de Paume is showing 150 of these images in the exhibit "A Photographer on the Watch", on until January 20, 2013...

Exhibit: "Photography in France, 1950-2000"


From November 2012 through to 13 January 2013, the Maison Europeene de la Photographie in Paris is hosting - as part of the "Mois de la Photo 2012" - an exhibit entitled “Photography in France, 1950-20000”. From the romantic and idealized visions of France in the 50s, through to the more risky and commercial-oriented period of the 70s and 80s, and back to the more conservative 90s, this must-see exhibit shows just how photography evolved in the last half of the last century...

Exploring the hill-top 'village' of Montmartre

Exploring the hill-top 'village' of Montmartre

Artistically-oriented Montmartre projects a small village atmosphere and ample photography opportunities. Dominating the Parisian skyline, the Sacré Coeur Basilica provides a panoramic view of the city. Steps away the place du Tertre, with its artists and restaurants, is a gateway to the hidden charms of the back streets of Montmartre. Discover cobblestone streets, romantic stairways, old windmills, the 'love wall' and much more in this classic Parisian quartier...

André Kertész Exhibit at the Jeu de Paume

 André Kertész Exhibit at the Jeu de Paume

I finally managed to see the André Kertész photo exhibition presented at the Jeu de Paume until February 6, 2011. Although Kertész donated all his negatives to the French state when he passed away in 1985, it is actually the first real retrospective of his work in Europe. The exhibition presents a large number of original prints covering the various periods of his life, from Hungary where he was born, to Paris where he became a leading figure in avant-garde photography in the late 1920's, through to New York where he lived for almost 50 years...