• Girl selling flowers at her stand in a pavilion 1968

    Doisneau Photos Show Old Les Halles

    Photos showing life in the “belly of Paris” (le ventre de Paris)  by Robert Doisneau are on display at Hôtel de Ville in Paris. The exhibit is free, the photos of Les Halles are mostly black and white in simple black frames. Some from the 1960s, in color. No fancy matboards. No matboards at all. Les Halles was a busy place, no place to be fancy judging from the photographs. The exhibit closes April 28, however, books listed at the end of this article, will keep the exhibit alive. The catalog is available in French and English. Video of the exhibition and what is planned. What You Will See At…