Paris Magnum, a fascinating exhibition at Paris City Hall
Superb views of the city, and not just any city. No, this is Paris as seen by leading photojournalists of the Magnum agency such as Robert Capa, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Marc Riboud, Raymond Depardon and Martin Parr, among many others. These sensitive and discerning witnesses to their times were able to anchor the demands of photojournalism in a stirring and evocative reality. There are no clichés; these photographs capture the nuances of everyday Parisian life and the changing face of the capital over a period of 80 years with an unvarnished truth. Here is the intersection of journalism and art, jubilant or tragic moments, famous or anonymous faces and a passionately exciting city. The stories of the 20th century history of Paris in 150 shots from the harsh 1930s through the post-war period, the civil unrest of the 60s and the arrival of Greater Paris; it’s all captured here in powerful images in this enthralling retrospective. JR.
"Paris Magnum" until March 28th , 2015 (free admission)
Monday to Saturday from 10:00 to 18:30
Hôtel de Ville de Paris (City Hall), 5 rue de Lobeau, 4th arrondissement
20 minutes from the Hotel Fabric, Metro line 11 - City Hall
Picture Paris Magnum Exhibition, Hôtel de Ville de Paris