Paris 1944 - 1955
Le libraire, 1948 © Adolfo Kaminsky
Paris la nuit, amoureux sur un banc, 1948 © Adolfo Kaminsky
Les enfants, 1950 © Adolfo Kaminsky
Foire à la ferraille, le vendeur qui pose 1955 © Adolfo Kaminsky
Petite fille à la poupée, rue Broca 1945 © Adolfo Kaminsky
Paris la nuit, le banc, 1948 © Adolfo Kaminsky
Puces à la ferraille, mannequins et manège, Paris 1955 © Adolfo Kaminsky
Le vagabond malicieux, 1948 © Adolfo Kaminsky
Tunnel sur la Seine, 1953 © Adolfo Kaminsky
La pluie, la femme au parapluie, 1949 © Adolfo Kaminsky
Paris la nuit, femme seule qui attend, 1946 © Adolfo Kaminsky
La pluie, miroir sur le trottoir, 1949 © Adolfo Kaminsky
The work of Adolfo Kaminsky, who risked his life as a resistance fighter forging documents and photographs during the German occupation of France, is finally being exhibited in Paris at the Galerie Lina Davidov.
A prolific photographer, Kaminsky took his first artistic photograph in 1944, the day after the liberation of Paris, and never put down his camera again.
Passionate and meticulous, he kept sixty years of negatives without ever showing them to anybody. The work on display here is but a small fraction of his vast oeuvre. In the heart of Saint Germain des Prés, the Galerie Lina Davidov is presenting Kaminsky’s work from 1944 to 1955, some of which has been printed for the first time.
The Paris we see is melancholic, with old men and women wandering along lonely streets. From the flea market in Saint-Ouen to the neon lights of Pigalle, Kaminsky photographed faces, shadows, lights, elegance and the margins of society.
Adolfo Kaminsky: Paris 1944 - 1955
From February 28th to March 30th, 2013
La galerie Lina Davidov
210 boulevard Saint-Germain
T : +33 (0)1 45 48 99 87