Sous Les Etoiles Gallery is pleased to present «1947, Simone de Beauvoir in America» a photographic journey inspired by her diary «America Day by Day».
This exhibition curated by Corinne Tapia, director of Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, aims to illustrate the depiction of De Beauvoir’s encounter with America at the time. It is the first time that this book becomes the subject of an exhibition.In January of 1947, the French writer and intellectual, Simone de Beauvoir (1908–1986) landed in New York’s La Guardia Airport, beginning a four-month journey across America. She traveled from the East to the West coast by trains, cars and even Greyhound buses. She has recounted her travels in her personal diary and recorded every experience with minute details. De Beauvoir analysed, everything she saw, immersing herself in the New World. It is also most certainly a very photographic book. As you read it, you can easily imagine following in the footsteps of Simone de Beauvoir in places she discovers for the first time impressed by the American way of life that begins to take effect.” I wanted the viewer to be as close to her reality at that time, so most of the photographs exhibited are from the year 1947”, said Corinne Tapia
This exhibtion include photographs of Ansel Adams, Ferenc Berko, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Esther Bubley, Morris Engel, Louis Faurer, William Gottlieb, Sid Grossman, Martha Holmes, Sy Kattelson, Saul Leiter, Rebecca Lepkoff, Fred Lyon, Wayne Miller, Gjon Mili, Wayne Miller, Ruth Orkin, Arnold Roth, Art Shay, Fred Stein, Tony Vaccaro, Brett Weston, Ida Wyman, Max Yavno and Tobb Webb.
1947, Simone de Beauvoir in America
December 13 – February 9, 2019
Sous les Étoiles Gallery
100 Crosby Street #603
New York City, NY 10012