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Ali Cherri and Éli Lotar exhibitions at the
Jeu de Paume, 14th February – 28 May 2017

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The astonishing black and white photos of Eli Lotar (1905 – 1969) are on show at the Jeu de Paume at the same time as a new video piece called Somniculus by artist Ali Cherri.

Here’s all the info.

Ali Cherri et Eli Lotar au Jeu de Paume du 14 février au 28 mai 2017

© Eli Lotar

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Vincent Perez and Bernard Plossu exhibition at the MEP, 8th February – 9th April 2017

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Two new exhibitions at the MEP! The Swiss actor Vincent Perez (his father’s Spanish and his mother is German) shows us his work based on the theme of emigration and identity.

At the same time, photographer Bernard Plossu unveils part of his personal collection, which he has now left to the museum.

Here’s all the info.

© Vincent Perez

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The Saint-Germain Photo Festival
4th-20th November 2016

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The Left Bank’s very own photo festival is back with over 30 exhibitions, events, opening parties, book signings and more.

Here’s all the details!

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Avedon’s France exhibition at the BNF
until 26th February 2017

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The strong link between Richard Avedon and France is being shown through over 200 photos in this new exhibition at the French National Library, not far from our hotels!

Here’s all the info.

Exposition La France d’Avedon à la BNF jusqu'au 26 février 2017

© The Richard Avedon Foundation

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Thomas Jorion exhibition, Traces of empire
at the Galerie Esther Woerdehoff
18th October – 26th November 2016

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The new series from photographer Thomas Jorion, being shown exclusively at the Galerie Esther Woerdehoff just around the corner from our hotels, shows the ruins of French imperialism, with a charming side – pastel colours on decrepit walls, the outdated elegance of the architecture – while also reminding us of a chapter of French history that we may no longer be very proud of.

Here’s all the info.

Exposition Thomas Jorion, Vestiges d’empire à la Galerie Esther Woerdehoff du 18 octobre au 26 novembre 2016

© Thomas Jorion, courtesy Galerie Esther Woerdehoff

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I and Thou exhibition by Mi-Yeon
at the Salon du Panthéon
26th September – 20th December 2016

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We love le Salon du Panthéon – hidden above a cinema, 30 seconds from the Hôtel Design Sorbonne (and two minutes form both the Hôtel des Grands Hommes and Hôtel les Dames du Panthéon), this 150m² restaurant decorated by Catherine Deneuve is an astonishing space and a great place to have lunch.

The restaurant also uses its wall for exhibitions, and this new one by Korean photographer Mi-Yeon, organised and curated by Nathalie Gallon, shows the ‘second season’ of a long-term project called I and Thou. The photos, being shown for the first time, are taken with a standard film camera, then re-photographed with a digital camera, giving them a very special coloration and feel.

Here’s all the info.

Exposition I and Thou de Mi-Yeon au Salon du Panthéon du 26 septembre au 20 décembre 2016

© Mi-Yeon

The inspiration for the series I and Thou came after reading a book by philosopher Martin Buber. Mi-Yeon questions the lin between the outside world and herself through a poetic vision mixed with a careful visual aesthetic.

Mi-Yeon uses a film camera, the takes a photo of the resulting photos with a digital camera, accentuating the colour and printing the final result on Japanese paper.

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© Mi-Yeon

The cinéma under the restaurant is showing a new documentary (in French) ‘Martin Buber, itinéraire d’un humaniste’ by Pierre-Henry Salfati on Sunday 25th September 2016 at 11am, followed by a presentation of Mi-Yeon’s photos and some nibbles in the Salon du Panthéon, with the filmmaker present (5 euros – booking obligatory. Call +33 6 07 84 87 40).

The exhibition I and Thou by Mi-Yeon is at the  Salon du Panthéon (here) 26th September – 20th December 2016

Open weekdays from midday-7pm

Free!

More info (in French): here

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Herb Ritts exhibition In Full Light
at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie until 30th October 2016

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Concentrating on his work from the 1990s and filling a whole floor of the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, the exhibition en pleine lumière (In Full Light) by Herb Ritts show us both his celebrity portraits of people like Madonna and David Bowie and his more artistic work featuring (a lot of) the human body.

Here’s all the info.

Exposition Herb Ritts - en pleine lumière à la Maison Européenne de la Photographie jusqu'au 30 octobre

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Gail Albert Halaban exhibition
at the Hôtel & Spa La Belle Juliette
7th September-26th November 2016

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From New York to Paris, the new exhibition at la Belle Juliette organised in collaboration with the Galerie Esther Woerdehoff, presents the work of American photographer Gail Albert Halaban.

In her series Out My Window, in New York and Vis à Vis, in Paris, Halaban photographs the city and its buildings, together with their inhabitants seen in going about their everyday business.

Showing spectacular urban vistas whose apartments seem like little illuminated theatres, her work reveals the architectural and cultural specificities of each neighbourhood and its inhabitants, giving a new perspective on cities, and showing the scale between buildings and people, both near and far at the same time.

Exposition Gail Albert Halaban à l'Hôtel & Spa La Belle Juliette du 7 septembre au 26 novembre 2016

© Gail Albert Halaban, Courtesy Galerie Esther Woerdehoff

Gail Albert Halaban uses the social networks to contact her subjects and their neighbours, thus creating contact in the anonymity of the city.

For her photos, she places herself at the same height as the subject, taking their photo from the building opposite, allowing her to capture moments of life in a cinematic décor that expands beyond their space and into the entire city.

Yet another great (free!) exhibition to see at the Hôtel and Spa la Belle Juliette!

Exposition Gail Albert Halaban à l'Hôtel & Spa La Belle Juliette du 7 septembre au 26 novembre 2016

The Gail Albert Halaban exhibition is at the Hôtel & Spa La Belle Juliette (here) from 7th September-26th November 2016

Open every day from 11am-9pm

Entrance free!

Website: www.hotel-belle-juliette-paris.com

Facebook: facebook.com/HotelBelleJuliette

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Louis Faurer exhibition
at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson
9th September -18th December 2016

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Almost 25 years after his last French exhibition, and fifteen years after the death of the American photographer, la Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson presents a new exhibition on the work of  Louis Faurer.

After working for NY magazines like Harper’s Bazaar, Faurer starting documenting the city itself, a buzzing metropolis of the 1940s/50s, often showing us the solitude or sadness that cities can create.

Here’s all the info.

Exposition Louis Faurer à la Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson du 9 septembre au 18 décembre 2016

© Louis Faurer Estate, Courtesy Deborah Bell

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Inhancutilitatem exhibition by Josef Nadj at the Collège des Bernardins, 21st July-18th September 2016

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French choreographer Josef Nadj presents a series of cyanotypes (a process used before modern photography existed) at the Collège des Bernardins, just minutes from our hotels, and will be in conversation with writer and poet Jean-Christophe Bailly at 7pm on 20th July for the public opening.

Here’s all the info.

Exposition Inhancutilitatem de Josef Nadj au Collège des Bernardins du 21 juillet au 18 septembre 2016

© Josef Nadj

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