Photography as a way of emancipation for women in the 19 th and 20 th century ? This is the theme of a marathon exhibition, set in two museums in and near the Tuileries gardens : Musée d’Orsay and l’Orangerie. Curated by Ulrich Pohlmann from the Stadtmuseum in Münich and Thomas Galifot and Marie Robert from Musée d’Orsay, it is … Read More
What an extraordinary surprise to find at 5 place du Palais Bourbon in the former Vogue Studio space, an exhibition of portraits and interiors of Louise Bourgeois by Jean-François Jaussaud. I was lucky enough to run into the photographer when I visited the show one Monday morning and he gracefully commented his visits to Louise for me.
Maison de l’Amérique latine has two faces. One is a sumptuous 18 th century hôtel particulier with a garden where the best parties can be found in Paris. The other is the Cultural center for Latin American countries. This time we were in Mexico with Lola Alvarez Bravo (1903-1993), a lady photographer whose pictures are dedicated to artists and country … Read More
Nicholas Vreeland was born in Geneva, where his father was a diplomat and the first time he heard of Tibet was while reading « Tintin au Tibet », a comic book widely read in French speaking countries. His first holidays as a baby, were in Portofino, a very jet set Italian resort. His grandmother was Diana Vreeland, the editor of American Vogue … Read More
I was going to interview Jacques-Henri Lartigue on July 3, 1984 at 2 pm for Vogue Hommes magazine when, at 1.30 pm, I received a phone call, my father had died. So I never met Lartigue and he has always fascinated me. At the time, he was obsessed by painting and only wanted to be recognized (he was 80) as … Read More
The 68 th annual Magnum Photos party was strange for there were many famous photographers and no photos to be seen. And the uniform was unique ! A small camera on the shoulder seemed like the code to crash the party. By chance, I was carrying my freshly repaired Nikon and was very proud for that…The reason for my being … Read More
You have certainly seen once in your life the fabulous and dark, black and white portraits of Italian aristocrats photographed very still in their palazzos ? Over the last 30 years, photographer Patrick Faigenbaum has accustomed us to dramatic images. After winning the Fondation Cartier Bresson Prize in 2013, he took the time to travel to India six times and … Read More
A year ago, I was walking on the street below my flat and found a beautiful purple bellflower growing in the macadam. I could not believe this miracle of nature and figured, the rain had brought down the seeds from my balcony, five floors above. When you think of how hard it sometimes is to grow perfect flowers in perfect … Read More