Le Mois de la Photo

November is photography month in Paris, with the biannual Mois de la photo.

As well as numerous exhibitions in and around the Maison Européene de la Photo, many galleries (for example, here and here) are putting on photography shows and there is a Mois de la photo off, with galleries participating all over the city.

Photo from the exhibition Autour de l’extrême at the MEP

The photography fair, Paris photo, is also taking place at the Carrousel du Louvre this week, from the 18th to the 21st of November, and two major photography sales are taking place at Sotheby’s (Photographies, 19/11/10) and Christie’s (Photographies provenant de la Fondation Richard Avedon, 20/11/10).

Other photography exhibitions designed to coincide with the month include Larry Clark at the Musée d’art moderne, André Kertész at the Jeu de Paume and Raymond Depardon at the BNF (Mitterand site).

Full listings for the Mois de la Photo and the Mois de la Photo off here and here.

Sally Mann at Galerie Karsten Greve

Sally Mann, Candy Cigarette from the series Immediate Family, 1990

Karsten Greve presents a solo show of American photographer, Sally Mann, that is in turn alarming and sublime. Perhaps most famous for her series Immediate Family, photographs of her children taken in the 1990s, Mann also experiments with outdated photographic techniques to capture the lush landscapes of her native southern states in Deep South and photographs the effects of muscular dystrophy on her husband’s body in Proud Flesh. In this latter series, the ageing body is photographed with brutal frankness. Often fragments of the body are isolated and treated as an abstract element of an interior landscape.

Sally Mann, Deep South

Sally Mann is on the galerie Karsten Grève until 31/12/10