Germaine Krull is at once one of the best-known figures in the history of photography, by virtue of her role in the avant-gardes from 1920 to 1940, and a pioneer of modern photojournalism. She was also the first to publish in book form as an end in itself. The exhibition at Jeu de Paume revisits Germaine Krull’s work in a new way, based on collections that have only recently been made available, in order to show the balance between a modernist artistic vision and an innovative role in print media, illustration and documentation.
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