'Rose, C'est Paris' by Bettina Rheims

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Scouring the most emblematic or mysterious sites in Paris, French photographer Bettina Rheims presents a fictional portrait of her native city. The story, conceived in collaboration with the writer Serge Bramly, presents the adventures of a female Fantômas figure who disguises herself, appears and disappears into an intimate Paris, photographed in black and white. A modern rêverie inspired by one of the main figures of the Belle Epoque,  a tribute to a myth that fascinated the surrealist artists, it’s also a very personal vision that uses autobiographical details to portray hidden aspects of the city through a variety of characters who belong to Bettina Rheims and Serge Bramly’s circle of friends (including Monica Belluci, Charlotte Rampling, Naomi Campbell…).
Until 11 July.

Rose, c’est Paris.
L’air de rails.
Gare d’Austerlitz, quai n°15, février 2009
Laetizia Venezia, Inge van Bruystegem
© Bettina Rheims. Courtesy Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris

Rose, c’est Paris. La Joconde du métro.
Métro, ligne 9, mars 2009
Estelle Desbonnez
© Bettina Rheims. Courtesy Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris

Rose, c’est Paris. Magic city III.
Place du Calvaire, mars 2009
Eliska Cross
© Bettina Rheims. Courtesy Galerie Jérôme de Noirmont, Paris

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