Nov 21, 2019

Garden Gazebo, Paris

Garden Gazebo, Paris

1935

Ilse Bing

(American, 1899-1998)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 28.3 x 22.4 cm (11 1/8 x 8 13/16 in.); Paper: 28.3 x 22.4 cm (11 1/8 x 8 13/16 in.); Mounted: 42 x 34.5 cm (16 9/16 x 13 9/16 in.)

Gift of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg 2020.291

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Ilse Bing, born and raised in Frankfurt Germany, fell in love with Paris.

Description

Bing moved to Paris in 1930 determined to succeed as a professional photographer. “The moment I put my foot on the Paris pavement,” she said, “I knew it was my atmosphere. . . . I breathed in art, and felt myself unfolding.” She photographed the nightlife, amusements, and unique character of her adopted city including its gardens and parks.

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