A Paris Photo Op
Yesterday’s Parler Paris Après Midi brought a big crowd of regulars and newcomers — always such fascinating people who all have one thing in common — their love of Paris and France. The networking possibilities are endless — and long-time friends are often made at our monthly gatherings. If you haven’t attended one before, then note the upcoming dates (second Tuesday of every month, excluding February due to our attendance in New Orleans for the Living and Investing in France Conference scheduled for February 11 – 13, 2005).
To read all about it and see the photos we took (plus some of us taking photos of each other)…visit /parlerparis/apresmidi.html
Meanwhile, being a collector and aficionado of fine art photography, I’m wallowing in “Mois de la Photo,” a celebration of the art of photography that takes place every two years in November here in Paris.
Museums and galleries are teeming with photo exhibitions that shouldn’t be missed, if you have even the slightest interest in this 20th and 21st-century medium. Scroll down for a listing of my favorite picks of exhibitions and for the entire list, visit: http://www.2004.photographie.com
Beginning tomorrow at 11 a.m., the annual Paris Photo (founded 1997) opens at the Carrousel du Louvre running through Sunday evening at 7 p.m. For me it’s a MUST SEE event — a premier fair of photography in all its variety, from rare early images to today’s most avant-garde work. The fair brings together more than a hundred international galleries, a dozen publishers and some fifty specialized magazines. It claims to receive more than 40,000 visitors, among them professionals, collectors, photographers and photography fans in general. Visit http://www.parisphoto.fr/ for complete information or scroll down for the calendar listing.
And for those of you who enjoy TAKING photos as much as LOOKING at them, there simply isn’t a more beautiful spot on the planet than Paris to record digitally or on film. When you’re here, don’t go anywhere without your camera…or you may regret it like I do those few times I absent-mindedly leave it behind.
A la prochaine…
Editor, Parler Paris
P.S. Next week I’ll be heading Stateside for Thanksgiving dinner with the family…the first time in many years for all my siblings to be together at my mother’s home in New Orleans. (Normally I cook a French turkey for friends here in Paris — nothing beats a French turkey for tenderness and juiciness!) For those of you seeking a home away from home with all the fixin’s — turkey, giblets, gravy, stuffing, cranberry sauce, sweet-potatoes and pumpkin pie, scroll down under “Community Announcement” for where to find it all.