Photo : would Paris be the place ?

We were well aware that our beautiful capital was one of the most dynamic in this field, from the artist residencies to the exhibitions… However, since a couple of weeks ago, this energy around « the 8ème Art » and also because there are lots of events happening, it makes me think that a photo round up is needed! Follow the guide, it’s only on TheParisianPost !

>> Diane Arbus – 18 Oct. 2011 – 05 Feb. 2012 (jeu de paume)

“A photograph is a secret about a secret. The more it tells you, the less you know.”
Diane Arbus (New York, 1923–1971) revolutionized the art she practiced. Her bold subject matter and photographic approach produced a body of work that is often shocking in its purity.

Arbus found most of her subjects in New York City, a place that she explored as both a known geography and as a foreign land, photographing people she discovered during the 1950s and 1960s.

In this first major retrospective in France, Jeu de Paume presents a selection of two hundred photographs that affords an opportunity to explore the origins, scope, and aspirations of a wholly original force in photography.

>> Paris Photo 2011 – 10-13 November 2011 (Paris Grand Palais)

Paris Photo will celebrate its 15th anniversary — a major step ahead for the renowned international event.

117 galleries from some 23 countries will present the best of 19th century, modern and contemporary photography. To complete this panorama of worldwide photography, a selection of 18 publishers will have a dedicated space in the fair.

Paris Photo will celebrate African photography from Bamako to Cape Town, unveiling the creative wealth of historic and contemporary African artists.

Four programmes will articulate Paris Photo’s new identity: Institutions’ recent photography acquisitions, the platfrom, Private Collection from Artur Walther, focus on the Photography Book and Photo Book Prize.
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>> Photoquai – last days until 11 November 2011 (Quai Branly Museum)

The third PHOTOQUAI, under the artistic direction of photographer/filmmaker Françoise Huguier, will be showing the work of 46 photographers from 29 countries.
The exhibition on the banks of the Seine will continue in the garden of the musée du quai Branly and at the Eiffel Tower, as well as in eleven partner galleries and institutions in Paris.

> Don’t miss José Medeiros « candomblé » exhibition, until 13 November 2011 (Maison Européenne de la photographie). A series of prints from an outstanding reportage piece made in 1951 for the magazine O Cruzeiro. It covers an initiation ceremony that forms part of the Afro-Brazilian religion candomblé in the city of Salvador de Bahia.

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