Nov 12, 2013
Nov 12, 2013




Gaston Paris

(French, 1905-1986)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 23.9 x 17.5 cm (9 7/16 x 6 7/8 in.)

John L. Severance Fund 2007.100



Paris was the only salaried staff photographer at VU, a French illustrated magazine that debuted almost a decade before its American counterpart, Life. Intended as a vehicle for fine photographic illustration and documentation, VU published numerous artists affiliated with Surrealism, many of whom are represented in this exhibition. Paris’s stories for the magazine covered wide-ranging subjects from Spanish Civil War refugees and French prostitutes to life behind the scenes at the Opéra and the Folies Bergères, where this image may have been taken.

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