La Maison Doisneau, just 100 metres from the city limit in the suburb of Gentilly, has a new exhibition of photos of Paris in the 1950s, beuatiful black and white prints that remind of simpler times.
Frank Horvat has only just passed away at the age of 92, and we have him to thank for some beautiful images of a certain Paris that no longer exists.
In our beautiful city, the 1950s were steamy, optimistic, musical, intellectual, festive… and although only 22 years old at the time, Horvat was there to capture it all this incredible verve.
His images featured in the exhibition show nocturnal Paris (its mythical nightclubs, jazz bars and cabarets) followed by Paris during the day, with both its silences and effervescence… all with an incredibly sharp sense of framing and contrast.
A guided visit (in French) is on offer on Sunday 8th November at 3pm (note that a maximum of twelve people are allowed in the exhibition space at the same time).
And at the Lavoir Numérique (a new cultural space nearby) on Tuesday 24th November, as part of the festival Les Écran Documentaires, you can see a new one-hour documentary – Le Photosophe, des instants avec Frank Horvat.