Philippe Halsman. Astonish Me!
Exhibition tour by Marc Aufraise
27 October 2015
18h00 to 19h00
Concorde, Paris

In its series of its Tuesday night events for young visitors, Jeu de Paume invites you to tour the “Philippe Halsman. Astonish Me!” exhibition with Marc Aufraise, historian of photography.

Philippe Halsman (Riga, Latvia, 1906–New York, 1979) enjoyed an exemplary career lasting some four decades, from his early days in Paris in the 1930s to the huge success of his New York studio between 1940 and 1970.
His photography is distinguished by its directness of approach, perfect technical mastery and sense of detail, and the considerable diversity of his work was driven by a constant curiosity about the medium. In all, this retrospective features some 300 exclusive images and original documents (contact sheets and prints, proof prints, originals, mock-ups, photomontages, originals and mock-ups), offering a singular take on the work and working processes of this outstanding and very unusual photographer.

Tuesday 27 October at 6 pm. Free tour for students and visitors under 26. Admission on presentation of exhibition ticket, valid on the same day only.

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