The big Magnum photographers
The City Hall hosts since December 12 outstanding free exhibition, which gives to see Paris through the sensitive eye and demanding the greatest photojournalists. Nearly 100,000 visitors have already pressed to discover these 150 works of Cartier-Bresson, Capa, Riboud, Parr, Depardon and many others, which trace eighty years of metamorphoses of Paris.
With this success, Bruno Julliard, the first deputy mayor in charge of culture, decided to extend the event a month. It thus continue until April 25.
Sensitive witnesses of their time
In deciding, after the Second World War, to become the exclusive owners of their images, the members of Magnum Photos have helped change the relationship to photography. Selection of reports, select shots, the diffusion control: their demand has transformed the status of the photographer and the place reserved for his work.
Both witnesses and artists of their time, photojournalists Magnum Photos accompanied the changes of the 20th century. With the exhibition "Paris Magnum" through their eyes, take place almost eighty years of the history of Paris: the revolutions as small conflicts, moments of grace as the tragic moments, celebrities and major men and anonymous.
Paris is revealed in perpetual transformation
The jubilant fist and prepared the Popular Front echo the hard world of work of the thirties. The aftermath of the war are still marked by anxiety and misery. Then come the pop years and May 68 that inflame the streets and minds. Later, "Libération" is needed in the journalistic landscape Nuit Blanche made the capital an open-air museum.
Full character of the exhibition, Paris reveals it in perpetual transformation. Large groups are substantially changing the skyline of the city. Cultural institutions also make the challenge of modernity. The Louvre displays its pyramid and the Pompidou Centre, its innovative architecture. Defense imposes its Grande Arche in the landscape and announces the Grand Paris, demonstrating the will to live constantly renewed in the capital.
PRACTICAL INFORMATION: To reach the town hall departent of Saint Honore Hotel is suffixent take metro line 13 to miromesnil and change line 1 to Charles de Gaulle - Étoile since you stopped Démontes Hotel City.