Hall of Fame – Berenice Abbott

Présentation de l’exposition Berenice Abbott. Published by Jeu de Paume, Paris 2012.

Présentation de l’exposition Berenice Abbott

The above video is a presentation of “Berenice Abbott (1898-1991), photographies” at Jeu de Paume, Paris, France 2012. The exhibition (February 21 – April 29, 2012) a substantial retrospective with 120 photos including lots of vintage prints was co-organized by The Ryerson Image Centre (Toronto) and the Jeu de Paume (Paris).

About Photographer Berenice Abbott

American Berenice Abbott (1898 – 1991) moved to Europe in 1921, to she studied sculpture.”Among her lovers in Paris were artists’ model Tylia Perlmutter and sculptress and silverpoint artist Thelma Wood. In Paris, between 1923 and 1925, she studied photography while working as Man Ray’s assistant. In 1926, she opened her own portrait studio and had a successful one-person exhibition.” (- www.glbtq.com) where she would photograph the rich and famous Parisians and a number of the younger American expatriate lesbian writers, who were living in Paris in the 1920s.

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