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Autophoto at the Fondation Cartier
20th April – 24th September 2017

Art and Culture, Photography

A new exhibition about the relationship between photography and cars from 1900 to the present day, at the Fondation Cartier, not very far from our hotels!

Here’s all the info.

Autophoto à la Fondation Cartier du 20 avril au 24 septembre 2017

© Eggleston Artistic Trust. Courtesy David Zwirner, New York

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The 2017 Paris Photo Month on the Left Bank

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Le Mois de la Photo (Paris Photo Month) now extends beyond the city limits – and we encourage you to explore – but you might like to know that there are already some superb exhibitions on offer just minutes from our hotels!

Here’s all the info.
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Photo shoot for Forest Magazine
at the Hotel Baume

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Shooting 'Society of Ambiance' de Forest Magazine à l'Hôtel Baume, ParisAnother great photo shoot at the Hôtel Baume!

Alexandre Eustache and Séna Aurélia from fashion/art mag The Forest came down to see us with six handsome models to shoot an article called Society of Ambiance.

The lounge are and rooms were liberally used as a background, and the photos are so smart we can almost forgive them for putting their feet on the sofas! 😜

The full credits for the shoot are at the bottom of this article. Thanks again to The Forest for coming to to see us!
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Here are the credits:

The Forest Magazine
(some images may be NSFW)

Website / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram

Photographer: Alexandre Eustache
Fashion Editor & Art Director: Séna Aurélia
Grooming: Odile Jimenez using MakeUp Forever

Featuring:

Al FofanaMarilyn Agency, Paris
Anthony AM. Management, Paris
Bakay DiabyBananas Models
Billy LukaleThe Face, Paris
Ibrahima – Rock Men
Julio GobaCity Models

All rights reserved

Hotel Baume

Website: www.baume-hotel-paris.com
Facebook: facebook.com/hotelbaume
Twitter: twitter.com/HotelBaume
Instagram: instagram.com/hotel_baume_paris


Léon Herschtritt exhibition
The lovers of Paris at la Belle Juliette
until 25th June 2017

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There’s a new photo exhibition on at the gallery of the Hôtel and Spa la Belle Juliette! And it’s free!

Léon Herschtritt has dedicated 80 years to the art of photography! Born in 1936, he learned his craft at the École nationale de la Photographie (National Photography School) before being sent on assignment to Algeria by the education ministry.

With Les Gosses d’Algérie (The kids of Algeria), his first report in 1960, he received – age 24! – the prestigious Niépce Prize organised by Gens d’images. « I am, » he says with a glint in his eye, « the youngest ever winner of the prize! »

Back in Paris, working as an independent photographer, Herschtritt published his reports and portraits in the magazines of the times, and became a member of the famous photography club, 30 x 40.

Through chance friendships, meetings or commission, the young Léon had breakfast every Sunday with Jacques Prévert, met the stars of the day, immortalised the events of May 1968 and the changing city landscape.

With a deeply humanist regard, an innate sense of composition and real eithcs of reporting, Léon Herschtritt photographed France of the 1960s, a world in transition, with the Les Halles market, the Vietnam war, miniskirts and the Café de Flore.

In 1961, he left to take photos of the first Christmas after construction of the Berlin Wall. In Africa, he documented the end of the French colonies for the photo library of the Ministry of Cooperation. In Paris, he took photos of the streets, the cafés, children and celebrities.

In the early 1970s, Léon and his wife Nicole opened a bistrot where all their photographer friends would come and meet. They next became specialist antique photo merchants, with a stall at the flea market, followed by a gallery in Saint-Germain-des-Prés.

In recent years, we can thank him for rediscovering his archives and showing them to us.

For this exhibition at the Hôtel and Spa la Belle Juliette, the Galerie Esther Woerdehoff has chosen to spotlight two of Herschtritt’s series of portraits: Les Amoureux de Paris, a tender look at young love that seems timeless, and celebrities, including Karen Blixen, Serge Gainsbourg, Jean-Paul Sartre and Jean Seberg, stars of the era captured by the sparkling eye of the photographer.

These beautiful prints invite us to to look back affectionately at Paris of the 1960s.

The Léon Herschtritt echibition – les amoureux de Paris is at the Hôtel & Spa La Belle Juliette (here) until 25th June 2017

Entrance free from 11am-10pm

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Le jardin du Clos La Belle Juliette. Photo : Christophe Bielsa

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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

Art and Culture, Photography

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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