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Les Douches La Galerie : Sid Kaplan : New York Rhythm


Les Douches La Galerie presents, with the help of Deborah Bell, Sid Kaplan‘s first solo exhibition in France. The exhibition is presented with this text by Magali Jauffret: Seeing footage of Sid Kaplan is rare. Because this 82-year-old New York photographer, who still runs a studio and darkroom in the East Village, has had his own career overshadowed by the cumbersome legend of Mr. Frank, as he calls the one whose prints he produced, for thirty-five years. Robert Frank (1924-2019), author, in 1958, of the cult book “The Americans” edited by the French editor Robert Delpire, was therefore the tree that hid the forest. And he might say, “Sid Kaplan is not only an excellent printer, but also a very great photographer not yet recognized enough”. The man had to wait until 2005 for the galleries to take an interest in his life’s work – some 96,000 images – finally offering them exposure and recognition. You will succumb to the charm and energy of the famous American street. But how ? What guides Sid Kaplan’s gaze when, hanging out in...

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