Nov 21, 2019

Street Fair Photographer, Paris

Street Fair Photographer, Paris

1935, printed 1994

Ilse Bing

(American, 1899-1998)

Gelatin silver print

Image: 25.3 x 31.8 cm (9 15/16 x 12 1/2 in.); Paper: 27.8 x 35.2 cm (10 15/16 x 13 7/8 in.)

Gift of Michael Mattis and Judith Hochberg 2020.296

Location

Did you know?

Some street fairs in Paris date back to the Middle Ages.

Description

Street fairs were popular entertainment in cities in the days before television. Here, Bing photographs not the rides but a fellow photographer, who made his living taking portraits of the fair goers in days when many people did not own a camera.

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