All Eyes On Paris


Eyes on Paris, Paris in Photobooks – from 1890 to present, an exhibition at Deichtorhallen Hamburg/Haus der Photographie will run from September 16, 2011 to January 8, 2012.

Jean-Claude Gautrand: Ohne Titel, aus der Serie „L’Assassinat de Baltard“, 1972. © Jean-Claude Gautrand via deichtorhallen hamburg

Paris is considered as the cradle of photography because it is there that photographic technology first emerged in 1839. From the very beginning, the city lent itself very easily to ambitious photographic projects and thanks to its artists, it proved to be the ideal breeding ground for a new medium, which was photography.

Gianni Berengo Gardin: Ohne Titel, aus der Serie „Gianni Berengo Gardin. Parigi 1954 © Gianni Berengo Gardin via deichtorhallen hamburg

The Hamburg exhibition aims to show how artists engaged in photography saw, experienced, and captured Paris with their cameras. It covers at once, the full spectrum of photographers including those with a documentary interest as well as those who instilled personal feelings into their work.

IZIS: Place Victor Basch. Aus der Serie „Grand Bal du Printemps“, 01.05.1950. © Nachlass IZIS / Sammlung Manuel Bidermanas via deichtorhallen hamburg

The exhibition will venture into new territory by displaying vintage photographic works together and in dialogue with vintage books, portfolios, and portfolio works.

Lucien Hervé: Tour Eiffel, Paris, 1953 © Nachlass Lucien Hervé / Sammlung Mme. Judith Elkan Herve via deichtorhallen hamburg

In the approximately 1,000 square meters of exhibition space, visitors can experience roughly 400 photographs by important representatives of 20th-century photography together with works by young, contemporary photo-artists. The exhibition will cover the period from circa 1890 to the present day.

Emmanuel Boudot-Lamotte: Perspective de la Défense vers l’ouest, 1936 © Nachlass Emmanuel Boudot-Lamotte / Sammlung Dr. Emanuel Wiemer via deichtorhallen hamburg

The exhibition at Deichtorhallen Hamburg’s Haus der Photographie, scheduled to run from Sept. 16, 2011 to Jan. 8, 2012, is one of the most ambitious projects exploring the 20th-century photographic iconography of Paris. It will be accompanied by a comprehensive catalog published by Hirmer Verlag.

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written by webo29 on 2011-08-10 #news #hamburg #september #b-w #germany #paris #exhibition #france #2012


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  2. aroninvt
    aroninvt ·

    So beautiful, I wish I was there!

  3. weaselwiththecam
    weaselwiththecam ·

    Paris is a city one can only fall in love with. Wish I could go to visit this exhibition.

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