Photography

Photography
Photography featured in "Watercolor exhibit" by Henri Semidei

In Paris there is a seemingly endless list of museums and art galleries to discover and explore, but sometimes a smaller exhibit can be a welcome change of pace. Instead of a marathon trek...
"Le Petit Prince" themed carrousel in Paris. Photo: Virginia Jones

Editor's note: Have you read Adam Gopnik's Paris to the Moon? The New Yorker writer's book of essays is a thoughtful memoir about an expat adapting to life in the City of Light, in which he also shares personal...
Interior of the Pavillon de l'eau

Even the city’s most avid culture buffs haven’t discovered all the marvelous museums in Paris. Case in point: the Pavillon de l’eau, which we recently visited in the 16th arrondissement of Paris. Every day...

When did you move to the U.S., and where do you live there? I moved to the USA in July 1988, right after graduating high school in France (Versailles). I currently live in Scottsdale,...

Looking for a photographer in Paris? Clémentine B is a professional photographer who works both in the City of Light and also anywhere else in the world where assignments take her. She started photography more...
The Critic, Paris (Photograph by Maurice Sapiro, 1956)

Let me introduce you to one of my favorite photographers on the planet. In-between stints spent playing the trumpet with the 279th Army Band in France in 1956, artist Maurice Sapiro documented the streets of...
Yves Saint Laurent and Mary Russell

Between June 1976 and December 1978, a fortnightly English-language magazine called The Paris Metro made quite the stir. To quote Lex Hames, the author of the election thriller All Fall Down: "What could be more wonderful...
Bastille Day fireworks

Bastille Day. La Fête Nationale. Quatorze Juillet. The 14th of July goes by many names in France. Whatever name you choose, it is a day of national pride and patriotism... and partying. Originally called Fête de...
Mathilde de L’Ecotais

Marché aux Puces de Saint-Ouen, the sprawling flea market north of Paris, celebrates 70 years of “elegance irrévérencieuse” this year. Founded in the late 19th century and often described as the world’s largest, the Puces...
cats in Paris

Flying high on a lark, I knock! Grab a perch because I’ve got a feathered tale to tell. A great ball of yarn to re-wind, so to squeak! Ever since watching Walt Disney’s “The...
Jardin des Plantes greenhouses

Question: Which French king had the bright idea of creating a structure to protect a highly-prized coffee plant? The Sun King, of course! According to a French professor of botany, this plant—the rarest of...
Printemps

Although I live in Paris, many of my favorite Instagram accounts feature the City of Light. As a Francophile and lover of pretty pictures, a stream teeming with shots of Sacré-Coeur, Saint-Germain-des-Prés and Île...