Louis STETTNER – Here and There – Centre Pompidou

Louis STETTNER – HERE AND THERE

03.RUE BEZOUT
03. LOUIS STETTNER Rue Bézout et Avenue du Général Leclerc, Paris, France 1947-1951 Collection Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris. Don de l’artiste en 2013 ©Centre Pompidou/Dist. RMN-GP ©Louis Stettner

The Centre Pompidou is devoting a retrospective to the photographer Louis Stettner with a hundred-odd works, paying tribute to one of the last great American photographers of his generation still working today.

The exhibition highlights eight decades of a varied, powerful and lyrical body of work. A major figure of the history of photography, Stettner shows us the poetic post-war Paris, the animated New York of the Fifties, Sixties and Seventies, and the atmospheric quality of urban scenes, where he captured people at work with extraordinary perception.
Born in 1922, Louis Stettner took to photography in the Thirties. In the decades after the war, he made frequent trips between France and America.

Wishing for the Centre Pompidou to become the reference location for his work, Louis Stettner recently donated an exceptional group of hundred and four prints. Through the generosity of Hervé and Etty Jauffret, this donation is augmented with the acquisition of seven of the artist’s important vintage prints, and the extraordinary dummy of « Pepe & Tony », a 1956 book project that was never published.

Featured in the exhibition, this new selection of vintage prints and the dummy make a significant addition to the Centre Pompidou’s photography collection as a whole, and its American photography collection in particular.

The exhibition in the Centre Pompidou Galerie de photographies includes famous pictures by Stettner such as Aubervilliers (1947), Brooklyn Promenade (1954) and Manège (1949), as well as many others never previously shown.

Practical Information : 

Centre Pompidou
GALERIE DE PHOTOGRAPHIES, FORUM-1
Metro : Hôtel de Ville, Rambuteau
Opening hours : Exhibition open every day until 12 September 2016 from 11 am to 9 pm except on Tuesday.
Price : Free admission

05. LOUIS STETTNER Blanchisseuse devant sa boutique, Paris, France 1949 Collection Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris Achat en 2013 ©Centre Pompidou/Dist. RMN-GP ©Louis Stettner
05. LOUIS STETTNER
Blanchisseuse devant sa boutique, Paris, France
1949
Collection Centre Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris
Achat en 2013
©Centre Pompidou/Dist. RMN-GP
©Louis Stettner