Tag Archives: French photographer

Ligne de mire

The Centre Pompidou has an exhibit dedicated to Henri Cartier-Bresson, famous for the “decisive moment,” or the photographer’s genius at grabbing a shot at precisely the right moment. The five hundred works on display mark the 10th anniversary of his … Continue reading

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Pour l’amour de Paris

Paris’ City Hall, also known as l’Hôtel de Ville, has had a series of highly popular special exhibits over the past several years. Did I mention that they were free? The latest, BRASSAï, pour l’amour de Paris (poor lamoor duh … Continue reading

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Il fait plus qu’il ne le faut

For years, I’ve enjoyed a page-a-day calendar from New York’s Metropolitan Museum. Recently, there was a remarkable photograph of two fencers – or was it one fencer in time lapse? I used to fence and I know how difficult it … Continue reading

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Le plus beau est à venir

So many of the great photographers – past and present – are French : Atget, Cartier-Bresson, and Doisneau to name just a few. Lately, I came across a name that was new to me on Pinterest only to discover that I’d … Continue reading

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À la bonne franquette

Several years ago, when I was taking a photography course, my well-meaning teacher paid  me a compliment that caused me to experience total panic. He told me that some of my photos reminded him of French photographer Eugène Atget. I’d … Continue reading

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Grandeur nature

For the last several years I’ve gotten a page-a-day art calendar from The Metropolitan Museum of Art. It’s a pleasure to see familiar works of art and get a brief introduction to some new ones. A recent page featured a … Continue reading

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