Lena Where © Sandrine Elberg
Lili Swing © Sandrine Elberg
Louise Berlingot © Sandrine Elberg
Sweet Manon © Sandrine Elberg
Zoe Killkill Pussycat © Sandrine Elberg
Bianca Diamond © Sandrine Elberg
Ema Montes © Sandrine Elberg
Joy Va Voy © Sandrine Elberg
Mamzelle Plumti © Sandrine Elberg
Mamzelle Vivianne © Sandrine Elberg
Mara Denudee © Sandrine Elberg
Miss Liz Cherie © Sandrine Elberg
Rose Satine © Sandrine Elberg
Sucre d'orge © Sandrine Elberg
Suga Da Moore © Sandrine Elberg
“Paris Burlesque brings together sixty portraits of women who welcomed me into their homes in and around Paris, giving themselves over to the game of metamorphosis, just long enough take a picture”.
The New Burlesque is the result of a renewed interest in American music hall from the 1920s and 1930s, a blend of social satire, smut and strip-tease. The modern version, which combines feminism, glamor and a rejection of conventions, is surprising for its energy and artistic potential. Sandrine Elberg seeks truth in the private spaces of these French representatives of burlesque, especially in Paris, a city legendary for its cabarets.
This labor-intensive project required eight months of daily work. The subjects were found through encounters and mutual friends.
Sandrine Elberg selected women aged between 18- to 59-year old who regularly perform on French stages. The artist met with them in their homes, creating portraits of these muses.
Paris Burlesque - Sandrine Elberg
From November 9th to December 15th, 2012
In part of Le Mois de la Photo
56, rue Saint Sébastien
75011 Paris - France