Thursday, November 21, 2013

Brassai Exhibition at the Hotel de Ville. Great Paris Photography

Paris City Hall is the site of an exhibition of one of the greatest of all contemporary photographers: the intensely luminous works of Brassaï. 

 “Brassai, for the Love of Paris” shows the sweep of Brassai's continuing love affair with Paris and with all the peoples, humble and haute, whomake Paris the mythical place it is.
Born in 1899 in Transylvania, Gyulus Halasz adopted the name Brassaï when he started to photograph in 1929. He moved to Paris in 1924, after completing his art studies in Berlin. He joined the Surrealists and deeply admired their sensibilities.

A tireless wanderer through night-time Paris, Brassaï also had an eye for the capital 's daylight charms along the quais of the Seine, in the Luxembourg Gardens, along the Grands Boulevards.
“Brassai, Pour l’amour de Paris” run until March 8, 2014.
10 am to 7 pm, Monday to Saturday.  Free of charge.
Hôtel de Ville de Paris, 5 rue de Lobau (4e)
Metro: Hotel de Ville