Unless we have been fortunate enough to have visited this world renowned center of art, fashion, food and culture, we need to rely on looking at photographs, watching films and dreaming! Paris has been fully documented since the advent of photography–and there are three photographers that stand out in these glorious representations of life in this city of love, culture and light.
Eugène Atget (1857-1927). Beginning with the advent of the printed photographic image, Atget was a pioneer of documentary photography, recording Parisian architecture, as well as street scenes before their disappearance due to modernization.
Robert Doisneau (1912-1994) photographed Parisian streets, as well as their residents, in a playful manner, often mingling social classes within contemporary settings and cafes. He also created images that recognized Parisian ‘young love.’
Henri Cartier-Bresson (1908 – 2004) Long interested in Modern as well as Renaissance art, Cartier-Bresson was considered a master of candid photography, capturing intimate and decisive moments.
Join us as we take a delightful sojourn along. the streets of Paris looking through the eyes, and lenses, of three masterful French photographers.