Willy Ronis: A Visual Take on Venice


The Tre Oci Gallery will open a rare display of French street photographer Willy Ronis and his visual interpretations of Venice at the Willy Ronis: Venice / Three Oils show, starting 6 September.

Willy Ronis, Usine Lorraine-Escaut, Sedan, 1959; Willy Ronis, Vincent, sur la route des vacances, 1946; Willy Ronis, Fondamente Nuove, Venise, 1959, Willy Ronis, Ministère de la Culture / Médiathèque de l’architecture et du patrimoine /Dist RMN-GP © Donation Willy Ronis

Born in Paris, Ronis was the son of a photography studio owner in Montmartre, his father. His mother gave him piano lessons starting at an early age, and from there, music has been a huge influence to Ronis’ visual storytelling. Ronis took over the photography studio after his father died of cancer, and the likes of Alfred Stieglitz and Ansel Adams inspired him more to take on photography as a passion. Eventually, he sold the studio and set himself up as a freelance photographer, his first work published in Regards. He became a part of the famous The Family of Man exhibition, has been a photojournalist as well during the WWI era.

Ronis is more known for his shots in Paris and Provence, but he also photographed Venice. He continued to photograph until he could no longer walk on his own, 2001, so he wrote books for Taschen. Ronis died at the age of 99 in 2009.

Willy Ronis, Les Amoureux de la Bastille, Paris, 1957; Willy Ronis, Dans le parc d_un château de Touraine pendant le repos du cirque Pinder, 1954; Willy Ronis, Place Vendôme, Paris, 1947; Willy Ronis, Le Nu provençal, Gordes, 1949; Willy Ronis, Le Petit Parisien, 1952, Willy Ronis, Ministère de la Culture / Médiathèque de l’architecture et du patrimoine /Dist RMN-GP © Donation Willy Ronis

Catch Ronis’ sublime humanist imagery until 1 January 2019..

Images are from the press kit.

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