Autumn in Paris is all about photography! 📷
There are several events that honour photography this autumn in Paris, such as the Paris Photo fair at the Palais Éphémère, an exhibition of photographs by collector Martin Karmitz at the Centre Pompidou, the Photo Days festival, a retrospective of the pioneering photographer Julia Margaret Cameron at the Jeu de Paume, and Sophie Calle taking over the Musée Picasso. The schedule may seem overwhelming, but our playlist is here to guide you. We have curated a selection of podcasts and videos that will take you on a captivating and emotional journey into the world of photographers, both historical and contemporary.

Julia Margaret Cameron took up the camera at the age of forty-eight, converting a chicken coop into a photo studio and enlisting friends to pose as figures from myths and legends. Critics of the time were openly hostile to her unorthodox methods, yet she persevered. Learn the story behind Cameron’s otherworldly portraits.

Content produced by : San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

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On the agenda
video - 4:02
Pictures from a glass house: Julia Margaret Cameron’s portraits
By: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
podcast - 44:12
Private: William J. Simmons on Cindy Sherman
By: The Great Women Artists
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Meet Hassan Hajjaj
By: Art Dubai
video - 3:10
Sophie Calle on becoming an artist
By: San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
video - 10:50
From a Place of Love – Zanele Muholi
By: Tate
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Illuminating photography: From camera obscura to camera phone
By: Ted Ed
video - 7:00
Artists by Artists: Portrait Photography
By: National Galleries of Scotland