Published on Tuesday, 5 November 2013
Current photos exhibitions in Paris are offered in the beautiful surroundings of the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie. Owned by the city of Paris, this centre for contemporary photography is housed in the early 18th century Hotel Henault de Cantobre, a delightfully rambling and elegant building. Three to four exhibitions are presented annually, along with a range of permanent displays. When staying in the contemporary comfort of the Hotel de la Herse d'Or, you will be only a few minutes walk from this wealth of photographic treasures.
Current photos exhibitions in Paris in the photographic heart of the city
Opened in 1996, this photography museum and exhibition centre is a vital resource of photographic cultural heritage. It holds 20,000 works from silverprints to digital photographs and videos. There is a library containing over 24,000 volumes and films, a 100 seat auditorium and a speciality bookshop. A café can be found in the atmospheric surroundings of the 18th century vaults. Important photographic conservation and restoration work is carried on here in state of the art facilities. Guided tours of the building are available.
There are many older works to be enjoyed, but the bulk of the collections and displays are contemporary. Currently presented is Genesis, featuring the work of the brilliant Brazilian photojournalist and social documentarian, Sebastiao Salgado. This is a series of photographs of wildlife scenes, landscapes, and views of communities who live in harmony with their environment. A truly beautiful tribute to our planet's diversity. Other photographers, such as the Parisian photojournalist Alain Buu, are represented elsewhere on the various display floors. Exhibitions are devoted to a range of photographic talents, themes and artistic movements.
Current photos exhibitions in Paris easily accessible from the Hotel de la Herse d'Or
Our 400 year old hotel has all the modern comforts you could require. The Hotel de la Herse d'Or warmly recommends a visit to this enthralling photographic archive and display centre.
Picture copyright holder : Régine Debatty - flickr CC
Hôtel de la Herse d’Or Paris,
a charming hotel in the heart of the Marais district in Paris.