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Tip from Picturae: Gare du Nord Exhibition

Paris est tout, Paris a tout. Paris, the city of light, has been the place to go ever since the beginning of the last century. This dazzling capital of the French for decades attracted writers and painters from every corner of the world. Dutch photographers were no exception as they flocked in to immortalise its streets and inhabitants. Following the success of the photographic museum in The Hague, all eyes now turn towards the Gare du Nord exhibition. The work of Dutch photographers in Paris 1900-1968 can now be admired in the Institut Néerlandais, and where else than in Paris itself.

Dutch photographers

The exhibition includes the works of approximately fifty photographers such as Ed van der Elsken, Johan van der Keuken, Maria Austria, who, besides capturing anonymous street scenes, also photographed celebrities such as Orson Welles, Juliette Gréco, Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent and a still very young Brigitte Bardot. In addition, the Institut Néerlandais offers two short experimental films for you to enjoy: Études des mouvements à Paris by Joris Ivens from 1927 and De Hallen van Parijs (Parisian Hallways) by Paul Schuitema from 1939.

More Information

The exhibition is open from 24 to 29 September 2012. Visit the Institut Néerlandais website for more details.