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Eli Lotar: <EM>Aux abattoirs de la Villette</EM>, 1929Épreuve gélatino-argentique d’époque, 24 x 18 cm. Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris, MNAM-CCI. © Eli Lotar
Eli Lotar: Aux abattoirs de la Villette, 1929
Épreuve gélatino-argentique d’époque, 24 x 18 cm.
Collection Centre Pompidou, Paris, MNAM-CCI.
© Eli Lotar
Eli Lotar Retrospective (1905 – 1969)
PARIS, FRANCE  •  Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume  •  14 February - 28 May 2017

French photographer and cinematographer of Romanian origin, Eli Lotar (Eliazar Lotar Teodorescu, Paris, 1905 - 1969) arrived in France in 1924 and rapidly became one of the first avant-garde photographers in Paris. Close to Germaine Krull —Lotar worked as her apprentice for a time —and later to the Surrealists, his work was published in many of the avant-garde publications of the day, and featured in several major international photography exhibitions, including Fotographie der Gegenwart, Film und Foto, Documents de la vie sociale, etc.

The Eli Lotar Retrospective (1905 – 1969) allows visitors to discover the scope of Lotar’s work from a new light and reveals the role of this important figure in modern photography. The exhibition is organized around key themes ranging from the New Vision Movement to documentary film, as well as Lotar’s urban, industrial and maritime landscapes. A selection of portraits taken by the photographer can also be seen, revealing his interest in having his models adopt various poses for the camera. They also demonstrate the close ties he had to many of the leading artists of his day.

Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume Website

Contact: Galerie nationale du Jeu de Paume
1 Place de la Concorde
75008 Paris
Tel: 33 1 47 03 12 50

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