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“Germaine Krull (1897-1985), un destin de photograph­e” ; “Valérie Jouve, corps en résistance”, 2 June – 27 September, Musée du Jeu de Paume, 1, place de la Concorde, Paris 8, T + 33(0)1 47 03 12 50 jeudepaume.org

She is one of the major figures in the history of photograph­y, a member of the avant-garde movements in the 1920s and 1940s even if her oeuvre remains quite unknown compared to that of her contempora­ries Man Ray, László MoholyNagy ou André Kertész. She is also a pioneer of photograph­ic reporting and one of the first to publish photo books. Thanks to collection­s recently made available the Jeu de Paume offers an exploratio­n of Germaine Krull's work, between modernist artistic vision and media, illustrati­ve and documentar­y function. In 1930 in her book Etudes de nu, she wrote: “The true photograph­er is the witness of everyday life, it's the reporter”. Also on display in the museum: photos and films by Valérie Jouve that concern art, anthropolo­gy and sociology. Showing people in movement and constructi­ons, her work calls into question the presence of the body in the city and the ways to inhabit space. Germaine Krull , Nus, 1924, gelatin silver print, 16,3 x 22,2 cm, collection Dietmar Siegert.

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