This exhibition brings together more than 200 vintage prints by some forty-odd photographers who worked in Paris between 1920 and 1939 as well as original documents from the time (magazines, books, etc.).
In France, this was a period notable for its many influential individuals and groups. French photographers such as Jacques-André Boiffard, Florence Henri, Maurice Tabard, Roger Schall, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Emmanuel Sougez, Pierre Boucher and René Zuber, to name but a few, rubbed shoulders with foreign artists who had become adoptive Parisians by affinity or necessity, notably the Germans Germaine Krull, Erwin Blumenfeld, Marianne Breslauer and Ilse Bing, the Hungarians Ergy Landau, André Kertész, Rogi André, André Steiner, François Kollar, Gisèle Freund and Brassaï, the Russians Hoyningen-Huene and Rudomine, the Americans Man Ray and Berenice Abbott, the Belgian Raoul Ubac and the Lithuanian Moses Vorobeichic (known as Moï Ver). These were but some from a long list of artist-photographers, many of whom were doubly exiles — as expatriates breaking with their home country, and as avant-garde artists breaking with a tradition.
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