This morning I went to see a fantastic exhibition about Willy Ronis (1910-2009), the famous French humanist photographer.
I got there at 11am sharp in order to take the guided tour organized every Saturday morning. But today, the guide didn't show up. Soto compensate, they showed us a one hour interview of Will Ronis, filmed a few years before his death, in which the photographer gives all the details about his life: his childhood, how he became a photographer whereas he was more inclined to be a musician or a composer (thanks to his mother who was a piano teacher), how he became famous. It was so interesting to have the context and the details of some of his more famous photographies.
Altogether around 200 pictures, shot between 1926 and 2002, are exhibited at the Pavillon Carré de Baudouin, which is a beautiful mansion on the hill of Ménilmontant, this district where Willy Ronis shot a lot of this Parisian photographs.
Loved it. 💝
Until January 2nd, 2019
Pavillon Carré de Baudouin
121 rue de Ménilmontant - 75020 Paris
Monday to Saturday, 11am to 6pm (Free admission)
|Pavillon Carré de Baudouin|