Paris Liberated, Paris Photographed, Paris Exhibited

‘Capital of pleasure’ was the dubious title given to Paris by the Third Reich, and so reclaiming the capital’s dignity became of critical importance after the Liberation in August of 1944. To this end,...

Art in Provence: Les Rencontres d’Arles photography festival

The city of Arles in the south of France, with its dazzling light and easy living, has long had an exceptional relationship with art – and it keeps getting better. Every summer for the...

Christmas in France: A Photo Tour from the Loire Valley to Alsace

It's the most wonderful time of year in France. From the historic Christmas markets in Alsace to the glorious chateaux of the Loire Valley, the country is showing off marvellous holiday decor. For those...

Book Reviews | Avedon’s France: Old World, New Look

Richard Avedon’s fascination with France is storied, and thanks to the iconic American photographer’s restless quest to capture the world around him, well documented. Avedon’s France brings together a collection of his trademark minimalist portraits, fly-on-the-wall snapshots,...

New York: Denis Darzacq’s “Hyper”

French photographer Denis Darzacq combines inspiration from modern techniques in photo technology, such as a super-fast shutter speed, with a splash of brightness from an unusual locale to create Hyper. The bold lighting and...

Photo Essay: Explore the Abbey of Fontenay in Burgundy

Travelling through Burgundy? A highly recommended stop is the Abbey of Fontenay. Situated an hour's drive to the east of Vézelay, this Cistercian monastery was founded by Saint Bernard of Clairvaux in 1118. It...

Shows to See Now in France: 3 Ways with Remembrance

A pause to learn, reflect and pay homage to those who made the ultimate sacrifice France-Germany, 1870-1871 A conflict overshadowed by the two World Wars, the Franco-Prussian war remains an obscure topic to an international audience, and even to the...

Brassaï: Paris by Night

A beautiful new edition of Brassaï’s classic book of urban photography, Paris by Night, shows both the bright and dark sides of Paris as seen through the eyes of a talented young artist who...

Don’t Miss the Grandes Eaux Nocturnes at Versailles

The final show of the season will take place this weekend.

Experience Arles: Les Rencontres de la photographie

I came to Arles this July for the opening of Les Rencontres de la Photographie, one of the world’s most prestigious photography festivals. This year marked the 50th anniversary of the festival. Founded in...