Italy of Bernard Plossu

L'Italie de Bernard Plossu

5, rue de Fourcy, Paris, 75004
Admission: EUR 8 (entry to European House of Photography, this exhibition is free) 
THIS EXHIBITION IS NO LONGER OPEN - it ended on 05/04/2015
Opening Times
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: Closed
Wednesday: 1100 - 2000
Thursday: 1100 - 2000
Friday: 1100 - 2000
Saturday: 1100 - 2000
Sunday: 1100 - 2000
Free on wednesday from 5 to 8 pm. Closed on French Bank holidays.
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Bernard Plossu has Italian roots and all his childhood he heard his mother remembering this to him. It was not before early 1970s that Plossu went to Italy, Naples, Rome and Pompei and he found it beautiful.

In the 1970s, Plossu was living in New Mexico but each time he visited Europe, he felt the need to go to Italy. He liked everything, the atmosphere, the art, the food, he felt "at home" there.

During his visits to Italy he had time to go everywhere, Piedmont, the centre, Bari, Turin, Palermo, Bologna... and he started to photograph everything: landscapes, people, the atmosphere, the architecture, the present, the past, the future, poetry...

Plossu took pictures in any season, by day and night, under a bright light or a cloudy moment, using a Nikkormats and a 50 mm lens. His work is done mainly in Black and White but from 1967 he also uses color prints matt charcoal.

The European House of Photography presents some of those pictures that transcribe his feeling of Italy: "Italy has taken possession of my soul, my soul has taken possession of Italy": I feel the same! It's like that, I feel good ... "

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