PARIS IN THE SPRINGTIME

Paris and photography are the perfect match, and this exhibition contains key images by some of the major photographers that have fallen in love with, and photographed, the French capital.

On a simple level, the exhibition shows how photographers have responded to the famous charms of the city and its people. However, it is also an examination of the French cliché that has contributed to an international reputation for romance, culture and fine living. The "look" of France that we know from a thousand films, books, posters and advertisements was born in Paris and perpetuated by many of the photographers that worked there in the mid-twentieth century.

Additionally, the exhibition reveals how photography in Paris helped to boost French National pride at a time when it was crippled both spiritually and financially after the Second World War.

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI, 1960S by CARTIER-BRESSON, HENRI (1908-2004) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

ALBERTO GIACOMETTI, 1960S

RUE MOUFFETARD, PARIS, 1954 by CARTIER-BRESSON, HENRI (1908-2004) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

RUE MOUFFETARD, PARIS, 1954

SCHOOLCHILDREN LOOKING FROM THE TOP OF NOTRE-DAME CATHEDRAL AT THE SEINE RIVER, PARIS, 1953 by CARTIER-BRESSON, HENRI (1908-2004) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

SCHOOLCHILDREN LOOKING FROM THE TOP OF NOTRE-DAME CATHEDRAL AT THE SEINE RIVER, PARIS, 1953

ILLE DE LA CITE, 1951 by CARTIER-BRESSON, HENRI (1908-2004) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

ILLE DE LA CITE, 1951

LE CAFE FLORE, PARIS, 1940S by DOISNEAU, ROBERT (1912-1994) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

LE CAFE FLORE, PARIS, 1940S

LIBERATION OF PARIS, RESISTANCE FIGHTERS, ST MICHEL, ST GERMAIN, PARIS, 1944 by DOISNEAU, ROBERT (1912-1994) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

LIBERATION OF PARIS, RESISTANCE FIGHTERS, ST MICHEL, ST GERMAIN, PARIS, 1944

LE BOUILLON DE LA RUE TIQUETONNE, 1953 by DOISNEAU, ROBERT (1912-1994) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

LE BOUILLON DE LA RUE TIQUETONNE, 1953

LE BAISER, HOTEL DE VILLE, PARIS, 1950 by DOISNEAU, ROBERT (1912-1994) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

LE BAISER, HOTEL DE VILLE, PARIS, 1950

LE MANEGE DE MONSIEUR BARRE, 1955 by DOISNEAU, ROBERT (1912-1994) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

LE MANEGE DE MONSIEUR BARRE, 1955

LE DERNIERE VALSE DE 14 JUILLET, 1949 by DOISNEAU, ROBERT (1912-1994) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

LE DERNIERE VALSE DE 14 JUILLET, 1949

PARIS, 1969 by ERWITT, ELLIOTT (Born 1928) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PARIS, 1969

PARIS, 1989 by ERWITT, ELLIOTT (Born 1928) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PARIS, 1989

PARIS, 1989 by ERWITT, ELLIOTT (Born 1928) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

PARIS, 1989

8TH ARRONDISSEMENT, PARIS, 1970 by ERWITT, ELLIOTT (Born 1928) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

8TH ARRONDISSEMENT, PARIS, 1970

LEFT BANK CAFE, PARIS, 1951 by ERWITT, ELLIOTT (Born 1928) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

LEFT BANK CAFE, PARIS, 1951

BAL-MUSETTE, PARIS, FRANCE, 1932 by BRASSAI (GYULA HALASZ) (1899-1984) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

BAL-MUSETTE, PARIS, FRANCE, 1932

GALA SOIREE AT MAXIM'S, PARIS, 1949 by BRASSAI (GYULA HALASZ) (1899-1984) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

GALA SOIREE AT MAXIM'S, PARIS, 1949

MEUDON, 1928 by KERTESZ, ANDRE (1894-1985) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

MEUDON, 1928

BROKEN PLATE, 1929 by KERTESZ, ANDRE (1894-1985) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

BROKEN PLATE, 1929

CHEZ MONDRIAN, PARIS, 1926 by KERTESZ, ANDRE (1894-1985) - photograph for sale from Beetles & Huxley

CHEZ MONDRIAN, PARIS, 1926