“Because his photos are cousins to mine, because in his memory there are twin residues of mine, he speaks to me as if I were his brother. Jacques Henri Lartigue, The Eye of Memory, 1932-1985 In the early 1960s, the Museum of Modern Art in New York devoted monographic exhibitions to two photographers: Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894-1986) and André Kertész (1894 -1985). One qualified as “the greatest amateur of the 20th century” and the other as “the inventor of photojournalism”, they each retained a singular aesthetic. However, both have this ability to step aside, staying away from the mainstream of photography. The exhibition highlights these two personalities with parallel careers by presenting around 185 photographs and archival documents. This exhibition is co-produced with the Médiathèque du patrimoine et de la photographie (MPP) (Media Library of Heritage and Photography MPP) and the Donation Lartigue.
78 boulevard de la Reine, 78000 Versailles
From February 15 to May 14, 2023
Wednesday to Friday from 12 p.m. to 7 p.m. and weekends from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Prices: €6/5, free entry for under-26s
Texts: François de Mazières, Gilles Désiré dit Gosset, Marion Perceval and Matthieu Rivallin
Paris, Editions Bernard Chauveau
Size 20.5 x 15.5 cm