Exhibition: L’Italie de Bernard Plossu

The Maison Européenne de la Photographie (European House of Photography) is hosting 170 pictures taken by French photographer Bernard Plossu, who shares his passion for Italy in this exhibition entitled “Bernard Plossu’s Italy”. Born in 1945 in South Vietnam, the artist discovered Italy in the ‘70s. There, he recaptured his childhood memories and his mother’s roots: “Italy took a hold on my soul, and my soul took a hold on Italy”, as he liked to say. He fell in love with the country and travelled back there every year to take some wonderful photographs. Inspired by the aesthetics of the New Wave, the US counter-culture, the western movie tradition and the Italian Neorealism, he dreamed of becoming a filmmaker as a boy. These influences are prominent in his pictures. A very poetic exhibition to discover until April 5th.

“L’Italie de Bernard Plossu” exhibition, from February 4th to April 5th 2015.
Open Wednesday-Sunday from 11am to 8pm.
Closed on Mondays, Tuesdays and bank holidays.
Full rate: €8 / Reduced rate: €4,50.
Free entrance on Wednesdays from 5pm to 8pm.

Italie, Capraia Island, 2014
© Bernard Plossu

La Maison Européenne de la Photographie
5/7, rue de Fourcy
75004 Paris
Tel.: +33 (0)1 44 78 75 00
Metro: Saint-Paul (line 1).

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