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Photography : Jean Dieuzaide's "Femmes du Sud" on show in Paris

Strolling down the aisles of Paris Photo, the show that runs until Sunday in the ephemeral Grand Palais, with its breathtaking view of the Eiffel Tower, means discovering new artists, of course, but it also means going back in time to the history of the Château d'Eau. The galleries feature images, many of them iconic, by Robert Doisneau, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Sabine Weiss, William Klein, Edouard Boubat, Ralph Gibson and so many others, all of whom had a hand in the heyday of the Toulouse institution founded by Jean Dieuzaide.

This artist, inseparable from the history of photography in the "Pink City", is just a few metro stops away, at 29, rue de Seine, in the Berthet-Aittouares gallery, for an exhibition on the theme of "Southern Women".


The well-known "La petite fille au lapin" (1954), with its pure look, has been hung as close to the window as possible to catch the eye of passers-by. Other key images are also on display, selling for between €2,000 and €6,000 depending on their rarity and whether or not they are signed. How could we fail to admire again and again "La gitane de Sacro Monte" (1951), the portrait of Conchita Citron, the great star of bullfighting on horseback (1947) or the admirable and highly graphic "Silhouette portugaise" (1954)? In a vital boost where laughter is second nature to these strong women, whether they are jumping into the waves during a pilgrimage to Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer (1947) or carrying jars in a village in southern Spain (1951).


This excellent complement to the recent Ombres Blanches exhibition in Toulouse can be seen on site until November 18 and on the Berthet-Aittouares website.

Published on 11/09/2023 

Jean-Marc Le Scouarnec

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