Members’ exhibitions


Exhibition : La Libération de Paris vue par les photographes de LIFE Magazine

Exhibition presented by the gallery Daniel Blau
« La Libération de Paris vue par les photographes de LIFE Magazine »
From 2 to 25 november
Opening the 2nd november 17 - 21 h

The occupation of Paris during the Second World War was a dark and trying time for the city and its inhabitants. Under Nazi control for four years, Paris and its citizens endured hardship and lived in constant fear. However, on August 25, 1944, Parisians rose up against the occupying forces, resulting in the Liberation of Paris. The city was finally liberated and the resistance fighters, alongside the Allied forces, marched triumphantly through the streets. Back in Paris, Charles de Gaulle gave his famous speech at the Hôtel de Ville to a jubilant crowd of Parisians: Paris! An outraged Paris! A broken Paris! A martyred Paris! But...a liberated Paris. An improvised speech celebrating the liberation of the city and calling for national unity. Unidentified, and prominent photographers such as Robert Doisneau, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Bert Brandt, Andy Lopez or Robert Capa, were present and accurately documented the transformation of the city from a place of oppression to a place of freedom. The events of the city's historic liberation, captured in a series of expressive pictures by LIFE photographers, today, provide a vivid and powerful panorama. These photographs are not just images frozen in time, they are a testament to the resilience and courage of the people of Paris during this difficult period. 

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