National Library of France
Louis Stettner, Marin, Times Square New York, 1951
© ADAGP, 2012
from December 11, 2012 to January 27, 2013 François-Mitterrand / Donors’ gallery
It was in 1950 at the 5th Salon of Photography at the Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris, that the young American photographer, Louis Stettner, exhibited for the first time. Now, sixty-three years later, still photographing, he returns for a retrospective of over eighty photographs demonstrating the coherence and power of the route he has taken. The exhibition retraces the path of this tireless searcher, who for more than seventy years continually interprets life around him according to his personal vision. Through a portrayal of everyday street life, a profound panorama of Paris and New York, portraits, architecture, still lifes in black and white and color, his photographs demonstrate perpetual renewal. Today they are found in the collections of the greatest museums in the world.
Monday, November 12, 2012