Henri Cartier-Bresson, Burton Clothing Factory, Manchester,
October 1962
© Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation / Magnum Photos

Cartier-Bresson and Martin Parr! It's the most unexpected meeting of the year. Especially since at the start, these two didn't really like each other. In 1989, the English photographer Martin Parr, already famous and controversial for his garish photos of the British "middle class", created an uproar when he wanted to join the prestigious cooperative agency Magnum Photos.

Martin Parr, Hair salon, Wolverhampton, 2012
© Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

Among others, Henri Cartier-Bresson fulminated against this prospect… but changed his mind a little later. The two men became acquainted and Parr finally joined Magnum in 1994 and became its president from 2013 to 2017. Hence the title of the exhibition: Reconciliation. This compares the work of the two photographers, at three different periods, in the north of England.

Henri Cartier-Bresson, Liverpool, October 1962
© Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation / Magnum Photos

There are a few days left to discover this wonderful exhibition which has given rise to the publication of a no less delightful bilingual book entitled Les Anglais/The English, available at the foundation as well as at the bookstore Comme un roman (rue de Bretagne). This comparison does not tell us that Cartier-Bresson (1908-2004) is the greatest of all photographers in the same way as Pelé or Mohammed Ali. We already knew that. But for those who, like us, were still unaware of it, this exhibition allows us to discover the immensity of the talent of Martin Parr (born in 1952), a brilliant, fierce and tender photographer who takes us on a tour of the country he knows best. : his.

From November 8, 2022 to February 12, 2023

Henri Cartier-Bresson with Martin Parr, Reconciliation
Henri Cartier-Bresson Foundation
79 Street Archives, 75003 Paris
Tuesday to Sunday from 10 a.m. to 19 p.m.
Closed on Mondays
Tel: +01 40 61 50 50

Martin Parr, Scarborough, 2016
© Martin Parr / Magnum Photos

Text: Axel G. – Instagram

09.01.23

THERE ARE LOTS OF MUSEUMS HERE

Annie Ernaux, the literature of reality at the MEP

Annie Ernaux, the literature of reality at the MEP

The 2022 Nobel Prize-winning writer has been interested in photography for a long time, notably in the text “the use of photography”, a four-handed story published in 2006. At the European House of Photography, on the banks of the Seine , the exhibition Exteriors - Annie Ernaux & Photography flourishes until May 26, 2024.

The Weegee enigma, extreme photographer

The Weegee enigma, extreme photographer

American photojournalist from the 1930s and 50s, famous for his black and white photos of nightlife in New York, Weegee takes this nickname as a nod to the spirit board, the Ouija board. Because he proclaims himself a “psychic photographer” with the 3rd eye.

Joann Sfar featured at MAHJ

Joann Sfar featured at MAHJ

Who doesn’t know the comic strip “The Rabbi’s Cat”? Its creator, Joann Sfar, was born in Nice in 1971. In this retrospective at the Museum of Art and History of Judaism in the heart of the Marais, the first of its kind, we will see many original plates presented in images by the famous cat .

July 14: where to see the Olympic flame in le Marais

July 14: where to see the Olympic flame in le Marais

Twelve days before the opening ceremony of the 2024 Olympic Games, the Olympic flame will cross Paris up and down for two days, not forgetting any district, on July 14 and 15. She will arrive in le Marais on July 14 in the afternoon from around 16 p.m. and until 16:46 p.m. sharp.

Oysters and fish: P'tit Mousse knows his job

Oysters and fish: P'tit Mousse knows his job

Why bother going to Wepler or La Coupole, when there is P'tit Mousse? Both an oyster bar and a fish restaurant, this address on Rue Rambuteau advantageously replaces the Parisian brasseries on Place Clichy and Boulevard Montparnasse.

Breton house, Brittany rue de Rivoli

Breton house, Brittany rue de Rivoli

A stone's throw from the Saint-Paul metro station and a stone's throw from the BHV, a little piece of Brittany has just been established. At the helm of this new ship, chef France. Originally from Finistère, she has been making crepes for over 20 years, so after experiencing the takeaway kiosk – Food Breizh on the banks of the Seine…

WHAAAAAAAT?!

 

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