“Here Is Paris” is an exhibition being presented by the Centre Pompidou until January 14, 2013. This photography show reveals a collection of works from photographers such as Man Ray, Brassaï, and Steiner. The one thing that these various artists have in common is a desire to share their unique visions of what the City of Light was like between the two World Wars.
As a result, “Here Is Paris” (“Voici Paris”) brings together 300 shots in a never-been-seen retrospective of the city of Paris, expressed through the lens of both native Parisians, expatriates and visitors. By viewing works of photographers with such different styles all together in the same exhibition, spectators can gain a better understanding of the ways in which photography can capture the multitudinous facets of a single subject.
The years between the two World Wars are considered to be a period of big changes for the art world, including the world of photography. From the advent of the surrealist movement to the daring experiments of photographers aggressively establishing their place in society, “Here is Paris” displays an interesting perspective of early to mid-20th century photography.
Guests staying at the Hôtel Louvre Marsollier can therefore discover the charming, intellectual, iconoclastic and fashionable Paris that has been conceived by so many different artists. For those who are enjoying a visit to the city, this makes for an interesting addition to their itineraries. By exploring the different ways in which Paris can be viewed and admired, visitors can have an even more enriching stay.