“I decided to smuggle culture into my new homeland, to thank it for welcoming me.”
Erwin Blumenfeld, Jadis et Daguerre – eds. Babel, 2022
In the United States, Blumenfeld managed to continue his personal experiments despite his intense activity for fashion magazines and in advertising.
In 1941, he also embarked on color photography with Kodachrome and then Ektachrome. It will define an America in color and freedom.
Here we show again a series around his favorite model from 1942, Natalia Pascov.
All the black and white prints in the exhibition are prints made by Blumenfeld, but the color prints are recent, resulting from the work of scanning the original documents and reconstructing the colors when necessary. This work was carried out by the Nicéphore Niépce Museum in 2008-2012: Studio Blumenfeld, Couleurs, New York, 1941-1960, eds.Steidl 2012
Curators: Nadia Blumenfeld-Charbit and Nicolas Feuillie
Les Tribulations d’Erwin Blumenfeld, 1930-1950
Until March 5, 2023
mahJ : Musée d’Art et d’Histoire du Judaïsme
Hôtel de Saint-Aignan
71 Rue du Temple
75003 Paris, France
Catalog : Les Tribulations d’Erwin Blumenfeld. Eds. mahJ/NMR 2022