Sabine Weiss at the MEP

Sabine Weiss Half a Century of Photoography 5 november 2008 – 25 january 2009

Sabine Weiss is the female counterpart to Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau and the Werner Bischofs. Sabine Weiss has been photographing people with the same unflaggingly tender curiosity for the past 45 years. A member of the Rapho agency since 1953, she has become associated with a line of so-called ‘humanist’ photographers who played a key role in the history of the 1950s and 60s. She has produced many fashion pieces and portraits of celebrities and artists for Vogue magazine, and in addition to her commissioned work she has always made pictures ‘for herself’. She has gradually turned almost exclusively to black and white reportage, a medium that expresses the relationship between Man and his world more ‘calmly and simply’ and which captures the ‘plenitude of light’ that has been her obsession. If you are in Paris in January Half a Century of Photography is a touching exhibition at La Maison Europeene de la Photographie devoted to Sabine Weiss.

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22 Responses to Sabine Weiss at the MEP

  1. Tres Belle says:


    Those black and white photos are amazing!!! My favorites are #1,4,7,and 9 with number seven being my pick for the best one. Absolutely stunning. I will have to check to see if Amazon has any books on her.

    Thanks for sharing these.


  2. J... de Santa Fe says:

    Remarkable work! I was not familiar with her – so thanks for the introduction. The small girl hugging that tall topiary tree is such a memorable image … .
    Judith de Santa Fe

  3. A Thousand Clapping Hands says:

    I’m inspired. Can’t wait to get out and about again.

  4. Savvy Mode SG says:

    i love the image of little girl with the tall skinny tree and the couple kissing.

  5. Cote de Texas says:

    wow – your images are gorgeous!!!! I’m going to spend some time here looking!

    AND thanks for your comment – !


  6. Kelli says:

    Carla, these are gorgeous photos! I wish I were planning to be in Paris this coming January, I would love to see her expo!

  7. essenceanddesire says:

    Carla, so wonderful photos,
    I love the second, is precious!

  8. JM says:

    Great information and photos of Sabine Weiss!
    You also have some very nice pics by yourself.

    Thank you for your visit and comment on my travel blog.

  9. Te says:

    The horse, it's a stunning shot. Thanks for sharing these. I have a soft spot for B&W.

  10. Crave says:

    ooh la la! I love the photo with the horse throwing up his heels in the rain! so great! the second photo is beautiful too. such a great post and thanks for sharing the work of such a fantastic photographer!

  11. Cut Copy Create says:

    Beautiful Photographs, wonderful blog

  12. Franco says:

    ahhh pictures 4 and 7 are my fave! so cute!
    pic number 8 reminds me of peru/chile/argentina.

  13. deep_in_vogue says:

    Absolutely gorgeous images! The photography on them is amazing!

  14. Michelle says:

    I have very quickly become hooked on your blog. These are just beautiful.

  15. Couture Carrie says:

    Thanks for posting these, C!
    That horse pic is just incredible!


  16. The Stiletto Effect says:

    the 2nd and 5th photos are fantastic! wow

  17. Bradford says:

    I feel ashamed I haven’t heard of Sabine Weiss. Great stuff. I look forward to getting more acquainted with her work.

  18. ambika says:

    Wow, these are wonderful. I especially love the 3rd from the bottom–that smile! Thank you for introducing me to her work.

  19. Blue Muse says:

    Hi Carla!

    I love these, especially the first photo, and this description of yours is amazing — “Sabine Weiss has been photographing people with the same unflaggingly tender curiosity for the past 45 years” Love that!

    ps sorry for the delet above, I hit post too soon! =)

  20. Callie Grayson says:

    stunning, amazing and just beautiful.
    I need to research Sabine Weiss abit more, I love the images you posted and have added her to my favorites list.
    thanks for sharing

  21. Primrose says:

    I love these as well. The rain shots are brilliant as I always love a good rain shot. The horse just fills me with joy. x

  22. Creative Archive says:

    Love these! Thanks for sharing! I love your new header as well. I’m not sure how new it is but I like it :)!
    Have a great holiday!


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