Autoportrait Archives Philippe Halsman. © 2015 Philippe Halsman Archive / Magnum Photos


Halsman at work

Discussion with Irène Halsman

Le 23 October 2015

Jeu de Paume Paris

For “Halsman at Workl” Irène Halsman, co-director of the Halsman archives, will present a selection of her father’s images.

Philippe Halsman (Riga, Latvia, 1906–New York, 1979) enjoyed an exemplary career lasting some four decades, from his early days in Paris in the 1930s to the huge success of his New York studio between 1940 and 1970.
His photography is distinguished by its directness of approach, perfect technical mastery and sense of detail, and the considerable diversity of his work was driven by a constant curiosity about the medium.
In all, this retrospective features some 300 exclusive images and original documents (contact sheets and prints, proof prints, originals, mock-ups, photomontages, originals and mock-ups), offering a singular take on the work and working processes of this outstanding and very unusual photographer.

In the Jeu de Paume auditorium, admission free.