"Paris freed, Paris photographed, Paris exhibited" looks back on an exhibition inaugurated in 1944 using photographs by Robert Doisneau, René Zuber and Jean Séeberger, with context given by prints, films of the era, videos of interviews with witnesses of the Liberation, books published at the time and various objects testifying to the commitment of the Parisian members of the Resistance to their cause… This previously unseen collection of varied testimonies helps us to understand the production of images in wartime. In a face-to-face where photographs and films “respond” to each other, the exhibition route shows how individual and collective memories have been built on images which, over time, have been subject to varied interpretations. An audio-visual installation by the artist Stéphane Thidet illustrates the complex connection which binds us to photographs, and doctor and geneticist Axel Kahn explains how our brain memorises them.
From June 11th 2014 to February 8th 2015 at the Carnavalet Museum
16, rue des Francs-Bourgeois Paris (3e)
Metro : Saint-Paul (line 1) or Chemin vert (line 8)
From 10am to 6pm Tuesdays to Sundays
Closed on Mondays and holidays.
Price : 4 to 8 €
Hashtag : #expophotolibe
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