“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.