As we are reminded by Robert Doisneau’s photograph, a new season spells fresh energies, excitement, reorganization, and innovation. The Eye of Photography kicks off this new season with pleasant surprises, including a redesigned website; a mobile app that will be launched in September and is likely to soon prove indispensable; not to mention ideas, projects, and ambitions full of spirit. You may have already noticed that our archives are now behind a pay wall. This is necessary so that we can continue providing fresh content. However, our daily posts will remain free for seven days from publication, and articles will remain permanently accessible to paying members. Everyone can enjoy reading at their own pace.
We’re off to a fresh start and, as ever, we’ll keep you informed every day of the latest news in photography around the world , and to share with you every week end, this amazing adventure. The start of a new working year is already an adventure ! In Paris, visitors to the Grand Palais will discover the milestone exhibition of Irving Penn, brought here straight from the Metropolitan Museum in New York. The Fondation Cartier-Bresson holds a thematic exhibition devoted to Raymond Depardon, featuring some hundred prints, texts, films, and other documents. In New York, every Thursday in September, visitors will have their pick of high-quality exhibition openings in the many galleries scattered across the city. In San Francisco, Walker Evans’s photos will occupy the walls of the new SF MoMA. And if anyone thought that festivals only happened in summer, those happening this month will prove them wrong: there is the not-to-be-missed Visa pour l’Image festival in Perpignan; there is Getxophoto outside Bilbao in Spain; the Landskrona Festival in Sweden; as well as a photography festival in Tbilisi, Georgia. A fascinating program, wouldn’t you say?