Wednesday, 13 January 2016
Philippe Halsman “Astonish Me!” from 20 October 2015 until 24 January 2016
Adress : Musée du Jeu de Paume : 1 place de la Concorde, 75008 Paris. Concorde subway (ligne 1,8 et 12)
Philippe Halsman (Riga, Latvia, 1906 - New York, 1979) had an exemplary career that lasted over forty years from his beginnings in Paris in the 1930s to the immense success of his studio in New York between 1940 and 1970.
This exhibition, which brings together almost 300 works, showcases works from every period.
In 1921, Philippe Halsman found his father’s old camera and described developing his first glass plates in the family’s bathroom sink as a “miracle”. At the age of 15, this was his first contact with photography: he would go on to become one of the greatest photographers of the 20th century.