Tuesday, 4 August 2015

Germaine Krull au Jeu de Paume

Germaine Krull — Nus, 1924 - Collection Dietmar Siegert
© Estate Germaine Krull, Museum Folkwang, Essen





Oh dear ! I realise I forgot to tell you about the exhibition about the photographer Germaine Krull that I saw last month and that I really enjoyed.

Germain Krull (1897-1985) (whose nickname was "mad dog" because she was truly rebellious and independant) is one of the most famous women-photographers. She is mostly known because she participated in the avant-garde mouvement. But the curator of the present exhibition aims at showing a new approach to her work; indeed, Germain Krull was a pioneer of modern photojournalism. She contributed to VU magazine.

It was great seeing the evolution of the work of Germain Krull. My favorite pictures are the portraits.



Germaine Krull, un destin de photographe
Until September 27th, 2015
Jeu de Paume - 1 place de la Concorde - 75008 Paris

étude pour La Folle d’Itteville, 1931
© Estate Germaine Krull, Museum Folkwang, Essen
Photo © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais /Guy Carrard