The Maison Européenne de la Photographie known as MEP, is a major centre for contemporary photogtraphic art.
This place is known its excellent exhibitions all year long.. And for having a its own collection of contemporary photographs with famous names like: Jeanloup Sieff, Josef Kouldeka, Larry Clark, Pierre Molinier, Helmut Newton, Joan Fontcuberta, Araki, martin Parr…
Situated in the heart of the Marais next to metro Saint-Paul it should be one of your cultural stops when in this area. Check their programming...
Une invention permanente 20 April - 19 June 2011
Today, the technical possibilities of photography have become extremely diverse. Traditional processes, often little understood even today, are being replaced by digital or hybrid technologies that are sometimes hard for the general public to grasp. With today's photography rediscovering alternative traditional techniques, it is vital to analyse the technical knowledge that helps us to understand the exact nature of photographic works, both past and present. This exhibition looks at photographic devices (pinhole cameras, lenses, etc) and the processes that are used to produce or modify photographs: (direct positives, negatives, printing, etc), all of which make up the material history of photography. After visiting this exhibition, which creates a dialogue between vintage and contemporary images and which spotlights the photographer's studio, visitors will be in no doubt that every 'photographic object' is truly unique.
5 Rue de Fourcy Zip code :
Paris - France
Area : Marais, Notre-Dame
Website :Maison Européenne de la Photographie - Paris Opening hours :
Every day except monday and tuesday from 11am to 8pm. Ticket sales close at 7:30pm Prices :
7€ and 4€ half price
01 44 78 75 00
Phone 2 :
Fax: 01 44 78 75 15
Métro: Saint Paul ou Pont Marie // Bus: 67, 69, 96 ou 76 // Vélib' : Station n°4010 : 105-109 Terre plein Saint Paul