21 June 2018

As a photographer in the sheerest humanist tradition, a member of Rapho agency, along with Robert Doisneau, Willy Ronis or Janine Niépce, Sabine Weiss has been the privileged witness of her time. Far, yet, from the great photoreportages, conflicts and politic events that left their mark on history, she devotes herself to the street and its inhabitants. This exhibition, presented at the Centre Pompidou, gathers her works realized during the after-war years.

Whether it is children playing on the wastelands of her neighborhood, the city of Paris, the daily life, the subway, the flea markets… Sabine Weiss’ gaze is both soft and understanding on the inhabitants, looking for simple beauties, suspended moments of rest or daydream. In Moscow or New York, some of the subjects that prevails are urban life and the individual isolated from the metropolis crowd. This rich and diverse work, in the purest humanist tradition, testifies of a commitment in favor of a reconciliation with reality.

On this occasion, the Éditions Xavier Barral release Les villes, la rue, l’autre, in which more than half of the photographs are previously unseen, issued from the photographer’s archive, accompanied by a text by Karolina Ziebinska-Lewandowska, the curator of the exhibition, as well as an interview with Sabine Weiss.


Sabine Weiss – Les villes, la rue, l’autre

From June 20 to October 15, 2018

Centre Pompidou

75004 Paris, France


Published by the Éditions Xavier Barral:

Sabine Weiss – Les villes, la rue, l’autre






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