21 June 2017

On the occasion of the exhibition La Vie folle, the Jeu de Paume presents a large selection of some of the most iconic images of Ed van der Elsken’s photographic work.

Immortalizing people like me, a common thread through Ed van der Elsken's (1925-1990) work, this leitmotiv led the photographer to take pictures of his relatives as much as strangers all his life. There wasn't any distance between him and his subjects, and he often took part in the situation, when he didn't provoke it like a director.

From his now cult series, Love on the Left Bank, to the popular neighborhoods of Amsterdam, New York, Tokyo, Osaka, Hong Kong, the exhibition looks back on over 40 years of photography and films. It is accompanied by a monograph published by Éditions Xavier Barral.


Ed van der Elsken – La Vie folle

From June 13 to September 24, 2017

Jeu de Paume

1 place de la Concorde

75008 Paris, France


Published by Éditions Xavier Barral:

La Vie folle





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