Germaine Krull (1897-1985). A Photographer's Journey
Tour of the exhibition with Michel Frizot, curator
30 June 2015
18h00 to 19h00
Jeu de Paume, Paris

Jeu de Paume invites you to a tour of “Germaine Krull. A Photographer's Journey” with Michel Frizot, the curator of the exhibition.

Germaine Krull (Wilda-Poznań, East Prussia [after 1919: Poland], 1897-Wetzlar, Germany, 1985) is at once one of the best-known figures in the history of photography, by virtue of her role in the avant-garde's from 1920 to 1940, and a pioneer of modern photojournalism. She was also the first to publish in book form as an end in itself.
The exhibition revisits Germaine Krull’s work in a new way, based on collections that have only recently been made available, in order to show the balance between a modernist artistic vision and an innovative role in print media, illustration and documentation. As she herself put it – paradoxically, in the introduction to her Études de nu (1930) –, ‘The true photographer is the witness of each day’s events, a reporter.’

Tour of the exhibition in the framework of the Mardis Jeunes (young visitors’ Tuesdays).
Tuesday 30 June, 6pm. Free admission for students and visitors under 26. Or free admission on presentation of the exhibition ticket of the day.

Young Visitor’s Tuesday: Free admission for students and visitors under 26 every last Tuesday of the month from 11am to 9pm.

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