Willy Ronis exhibition
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The Athens House of Photography has the honor of presenting the work of the great French photographer Willy Ronis. Ronis is amongst the most important French photographers of the 20th century. Together with Doisneau and Brassai (with whom he created the photo agency Rapho), he is considered the foremost photographer of Paris, and many of the most popular photographs of the city of lights are his creations. His photography is humanist, with an emphasis on street photography, while later in his career he also devoted himself to depicting the female nude.

Born in 1910, he started photographing profesionally at the age of 22. He became the first French photographer to work at Life magazine. In 1953 Edward Steichen included Ronis in the exhibit of the Museum of Modern Art titled Five French Photographers, together with Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Izis and Brassaï. The Venice Biennale gave him its Gold Medal in 1957. In 1979 he was awarded the Grand Prix des Arts et Lettres for Photography by the French Ministry of Culture.
The exhibit will open on Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 at 20:00 and will last until the end of March. The works being shown are original, signed silver gelatin prints from the private collection of John Demos. Both the prints and various photography books of Ronis’ work will be on sale at AHoP and at For the duration of the exhibit there will be regular lectures on Ronis’ work.

Thursday, January 23rd, 2014 at 20:00 to the end of March

source: theathenshouseofphotography

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