Berenice Abbott at the Jeu de Paume
Urban experience is at the heart of the exhibition: in an America shaken by the Wall Street Crash, Abbott’s images of 1930s New York convey her fascination with an urban landscape in the throes of dramatic change. An active participant in the avant-garde circles in the 1920s, a determined opponent of Pictorialism and the school of Alfred Stieglitz, famous for bringing Eugène Atget to international attention, Berenice Abbott spent her whole career exploring the notions of documentary photography and photographic realism. This retrospective at Jeu de Paume brings out the richness of her approach, and both the diversity and unity of her work.
Until 29 Apr. Noon-7pm (9pm Tue); Sat, Sun, 10am-7pm. Closed Mon.
Jeu de Paume, 1 pl de la Concorde, 8th. M° Concorde. www.jeudepaume.org/