13 July 2011 - Short Message

Social-research/photography: exhibitions in autumn in Paris

From 10 to 13 November 2011, the annual art/photography event 'Paris Photo' with participants from around 30 countries will be held at the Grand Palais. This year's special exhibition will showcase historic and contemporary works by African photographers from Bamako to Cape Town. On the event's website, Paris Photo publishes a program of related exhibitions about art and photography, such as about German born, later in France living documentary photographer and researcher Gisèle Freund at the 'Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent' during autumn in Paris.

In Germany, Gisèle Freund studied social research at the Frankfurt University and was teached by famous culture philosophers like Theodor Adorno and Norbert Elias. After she had to flee to France, she continued her studies and finished her doctoral study with a dissertation "...on photography in nineteenth-century France, the first thesis of its kind to address the value and importance of photography as a social, democratizing force," knows Carlene Meeker on jwa.org/encyclopedia/article/freund-gisele. Gisèle Freund was beside her scientific research, writer, Magnum Photographer and is also known for her photographs of literates like James Joyce.

'Gisèle Freund, l'oeil frontière. Paris 1933 - 1944' at the 'Fondation Pierre Bergé – Yves Saint Laurent' in Paris, 14 October 2011 - 29 January 2012.

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