12 Classic photos of Paris France

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SAUL LEITER
Waiter, Paris, 1959

While we are planning our photography Masterclass in Paris with Jeff Cowen (October 18-22, 2012), and our 3rd annual photography portfolio review, Lens Culture FotoFest Paris 2012 at Spéos (November 12-14, 2012), we are reminded of some of the many photographers who captured the romance of Paris during the 20th century. It’s wonderful to say that Paris has not changed much — it is as lovely and as visually romantic as ever.

Gallery owner Anna Walker Skillman from Jackson Fine Art in Georgia USA shared a dozen of her favorite Paris photos culled from the gallery’s flat files, with a note that she’s very eager to discover some great new contemporary photography when she returns to Paris to meet photographers during FotoFest Paris in November. Thanks, Anna!

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SAUL LEITER
Paris, 1959

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LOUIS STETTNER
By the Seine (1951)

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ANDRE KERTESZ
Chez Mondrian, 1926

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HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON
Ille De La Cite, Paris, 1952

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HENRI CARTIER-BRESSON
(View atop Notre Dame, Paris), 1948

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WILLY RONIS
Quai Malaquai, 1953

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WILLY RONIS
Rue de la Cloche, Ménilmontant, Paris, 1948

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ELLIOTT ERWITT
Paris, 1970

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ELLIOTT ERWITT
Paris, 1970

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ELLIOTT ERWITT
Paris, 1969

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ELLIOTT ERWITT Paris, 1956