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Photography Shows in Paris in November

While the wind and rain leaves the streets of Paris glistening, Parisians take advantage of the numerous conventions and trade shows. If you’re a photo buff, two branches of the Paris Expo are devoted to photography during the month of November.

Paris Photo

From November 13th to November 16, 2008, over 500 international photographers will be exhibiting their photos, representing 19 countries. Considered to be one of the top photo fairs in the world, this is a great opportunity for collectors as well as the general public to compare how photographers from around the world have recorded their unique view of the world – past and present. Paris Photo will be held at the Carrousel du Louvre branch of ‘Paris Expo’ which can be reached by taking the steps just underneath Napoleon’s Carrousel arch located just in front of the Louvre Museum.

Admission: 7.50 to 15 euros .11 am to 8 pm.- Carrousel du Louvre, 99 rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris

Le Salon de la Photo

If the show inspires you to pursue your own photography, don’t miss the opportunity to visit yet another event – the Salon du Photo which will be going on almost simultaneously at the Porte de Versailles branch of Paris Expo from Thursday, November 13 to Monday November 17, 2008. This is the chance for hands-on workshops, demonstrations, debates and photo signing sessions.

The show will be held in Hall 6 of the Paris Expo at Porte de Versailles from 10 am to 7 pm, every day except Monday, November 17, 10 am to 6 pm.
Admission: 10 Euros, 5 Euros for students, Free for kids under Age 12.

Maison Europeenne de la Photography

Paris’s museum dedicated to photography also celebrates November as Photography Month. Located in Paris’, Marais district, you’ll be inspired to put your camera to work after having visited this month’s shows dedicated to European photographers.

Maison Europeene de la Photographie
Main entrance
5/7 rue de Fourcy – 75004 Paris.
Metro: St. Paul
Marie Paul Negre until November 17th

Henri Cartier Bresson Foundation

Located in the Montparnasse district, here’s another ‘must’ pilgrimage for serious photographers. During all of November, you’ll be able to catch the Walker Evans /Henri Cartier-Bresson Photographing America show.

September 10 -December 21, 2008 : – Walker EVANS / Henri CARTIER-BRESSON Photographing America (1929-1947)
Henri Cartier Bresson Foundation – Access
2 Impasse Lebouis 75014
(off of Rue de l’Ouest)
Metro: Gaité, line 13, exit n° 1, next to Rue de l’Ouest
Edgard Quinet, line 6
Open: Tuesday to Sunday from 1 PM to 6.30 PM
Saturday from 11 AM to 6.45 PM
Late night Wednesdays until 8.30 PM (Free admission on Wednesday nights!)
Closed on Mondays
Closed in August 2008
Admission 6 Euros adults, 3 Euros students, seniors, and unemployed.

While strolling through the Montparnasse district, you may want to visit two streets dedicated to two of photography’s earliest pioneers, Louis Daguere who invented the daguerrotype and Niepce who is thought to have created the first permanent photo.

Rue Daguerre (Metro: Denfert Rochereau or Metro: Gaite) is not only commemorative of one of photography’s pioneers, but it’s also a great place to take photos on market days.

Rue Niepce (located off of Rue Raymond Losserand (very close to the Henri Cartier Bresson Foundation).