A year ago, La Hune, the legendary bookstore of Saint Germain in Paris, burned. It is reopening today with an exhibition of Ellen von Unwerth. Here are some pictures.
For more than thirty years, Ellen von Unwerth has been presenting a vision of sensual, free women. Running thru her photographs is an authentic distance to codes, an undisguised joy to overcome the classic yoke of nakedness, guided by unparalleled energy, grain and identifiable framing.
This exhibition of 25 photographs is an ode to synesthesia, an invitation to lightness, imbued with the real mastery of the artist.
After nearly a year of work to rebuild this historic address, following a fire in November, La Hune believes strongly in its ambition: to defend its unique mission in photography.
Through spaces dedicated to art publishing, photography and meetings between the public and artists, La Hune will offer a new program ever richer and more dynamic, thus helping to make Paris the world capital of photography.
La Hune wishes to reveal emotions, preserving the heritage of two traditions from which it emerged: the symbiosis of books and prints, and the craze for photography.
Ellen von Unwerth – Guilty Pleasures
Place Saint Germain-des-Prés
16, rue de l’abbaye