3rd November 2023

Exhibition “Black & White: an aesthetic of photography

This exhibition brings together black and white masterpieces from the photographic collections of the BnF. Nadar, Man Ray, Ansel Adams, Willy Ronis, Helmut Newton, Diane Arbus, Mario Giacomelli, Robert Frank, William Klein, Daido Moriyama, Valérie Belin…: the great names of French and international photography are brought together in an exhibition featuring circa 300 prints and covering 150 years of the history of black and white photography, from its origins in the 19th century to contemporary creation.

From 17 October 2023 to 21 January 2024

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Image: Ray K. Metzker, Kayak, Frankfurt – 1961 – © Estate of Ray K. Metzker, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

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