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Atget (photography) exhibit in Paris...has anyone seen it?

Atget (photography) exhibit in Paris...has anyone seen it?

Apr 17th, 2007, 05:53 PM
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Atget (photography) exhibit in Paris...has anyone seen it?

I just read about this. I may be in Paris for one day, April 30, which is a Monday. Has anyone seen this exhibit? Did you like it? And is it open on Monday? I have been on the site but can't seem to find the days it is open. Are reservations necessary?

Thank you in advance for any info.
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Apr 17th, 2007, 06:14 PM
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Sorry I can't help with any answers, but we just returned from Paris. As an avid amateur photographer, I was dying to go see this exhibit. However, since we had our two daughters with us, this trip 'wasn't all about me' so sacrifices had to be made. And this was one.

Let us know how it is! I'm jealous...
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Apr 17th, 2007, 06:36 PM
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surfmom, I am enjoying your Paris report and am looking forward to seeing your photos. I will definitely report if I get the chance to see it.
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Apr 17th, 2007, 07:11 PM
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I haven't seen this exhibition but I have a wonderful book of Atget's Photography. If I were you I would try very hard to see it.

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Apr 17th, 2007, 09:22 PM
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I havn't looked, but have you tried searching whatsonwhen.com? They usualy have pretty complete listings.

Good luck.
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Apr 17th, 2007, 11:33 PM
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assuming that this is the exhibit at the Site Richelieu, the following site says it''s closed on Monday

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Apr 18th, 2007, 06:57 AM
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Thank you Carlux. I guess it's not going to happen. Robdaddy, I'll check that site for another plan and patriciaf, I'll look for a book. The article I read about the exhibit was fascinating. I'm sorry I will miss it.
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Apr 18th, 2007, 09:52 AM
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I went through this while in Paris last week. IIRC it is 7 euros and you should not need reservations if you go during the day.

Pluses - you can see photos of places from 100 years ago you might have walked by during your stay, and it is always interesting to see photos of people and locations. It was interesting to see what the now famous gardens looked like then.

Minus - there are a lot (Spelled LOT) of photos and if you stop to look carefully at each and read the caption, it will take you a while to go through the exhibit. And the exhibit is not in the most congenial, airy part of the library.

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Apr 20th, 2007, 05:09 AM
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I was intrigued by your post, gomiki, and checked it out on-line. Wow. Beautiful photos! I have just added this exhibit to my "must see" list for our trip next month.

The Atget retrospective is at the Bibliotheque Nationale (www.bnf.fr). It runs from March 27-July 1. The exhibit is at the site Richelieu, 58 rue de Richelieu 75002 Paris. Cost is 7E (adult). It is only open from Tuesday to Saturday (10.00am to 7.00pm) and Sunday (1.00pm to 7.00pm). Sadly, closed on Monday.
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