There’s minimal reference here to any obvious iconic works or traditional approaches. Rather, the curation of the MEP's exhibition focuses on the variety of French photography in the second half of the 20th century – 50 tumultuous years, during which the practice of photography developed along with the march of history, technical inventions and the transformation of media as a whole. Touching on every aspect of life and omnipresent in visual culture from the 1950s onwards, photography’s role has become more and more essential. From news to fashion and from advertising to historical record, as well as decorative portraiture, the MEP explores the foundations of contemporary photography through the works of 60 or so artists, including Izis, Raymond Depardon, Sophie Calle, Pierre & Gilles, Valérie Belin, Jean-Paul Goude and Christian Boltanski.
Opening hours: Wednesday to Sunday, 11am-8pm