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Liberation parade, 2004.

Mois de la Photo 2OO4

Paris:– Saturday, 9. October 2004:– Paris' bi–annual and somewhat elusive 'Mois de la Photo' begins in October, has most of its exhibitions in November and December, and continues into the new year.

This year's edition is devoted to history, starting with 1839 to 1914. Two other sections handle the 20th century and a bit beyond. This year's edition is also associated with Berlin and Vienna. This is also the year that the Société française de Photographie celebrates its 150th year. The official dates of the 'Mois de la Photo' are from Friday, 29. October to Monday, 29. November.

The centre of the action revolves around the Maison Européenne de la Photographie. It's open from 11:00 to 20:00 daily except Monday and Tuesday. The Maison Européenne de la Photographie, 5–7. Rue de Fourcy, Paris 4. Métro: Saint–Paul or Pont–Marie. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 75 26.

As yet the following list of about 40 items does not include the private galleries in Paris. A bit more digging should change this before the big show gets under way.

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Documentary & Anti–Graphic – this is the reconstitution of an exhibition staged at the Julien Levy Gallery in New York in 1935. Features photos by Manuel Alvarez Bravo, Henri Cartier–Bresson and Walker Evans. Continuing until Sunday, 19. December. From Wednesday to Sunday, from 13:00 to 18:30, until 20:30 on Wednesdays, and from 11:00 to 18:45 on Saturdays. Free entry in the evenings. At the Fondation Henri Cartier–Bresson, 2. Impasse Lebouis, Paris 14. Métro: Gaîté. InfoTel.: 01 42 75 59 15.

Capa, Connu et Inconnu – to be a definitive retrospective of this photographer for hisphoto, cafe le rubis anniversary, works have been gathered from public and private collections. Continuing until Friday, 31. December. Except Monday, from 10:00 to 19:00, and from 12:00 to 19:00 on Sunday. At the Richelieu branch of the Bibliothèque Nationale, 58. Rue de Richelieu, Paris 2. Métro: Bourse. InfoTel.: 01 53 79 59 59.

Eric Poitevin – has a show of previously undisplayed photos, delicately balanced in a suspended moment, difficult to classify. Continues until Sunday, 21. November. Open from Wednesday to Friday, from 14:00 to 19:00, on weekends from 11:00 to 19:00. Le Plateau, site of contemporary art creation. At the corner of the Rue des Alouettes and the Rue Carducci, Paris 19. Métro: Buttes–Chaumont. InfoTel.: 01 53 19 84 10.

Aleppo, Photographed by Carlos Freire – with texts by Adonis. One of a series of monographs about Arab cities. Continuing until Sunday, 14. November. Except Mondays, open from 10:00 to 19:00. At the Institut du Monde Arabe, 1. Rue des Fossés–Saint–Bernard, Paris 5. Métro: Jussieu. InfoTel.: 01 40 51 38 38.

L'Ombre du Temps – an exhibition of documents and 20th century photo experiments, with three main themes. Continues until Sunday, 28. November. Hours are Tuesday to Friday from 12:00 to 19:00, Tuesday evenings to 21:30, and on weekends from 10:00 to 19:00. At the Jeu de Paume, 1. Place de la Concorde, Paris 8. Metro: Concorde. InfoTel.: 01 47 03 12 52.

Des Sous Marins et des Hommes – shows the sensitive regard of photographer Natacha Hochman for the men and their 'black boats.' Continues until Wednesday, 15. December. From 10:00 to 12:00 and from 14:00 to 18:00, except Mondays. At the Musée de la Marine, 17. Place du Trocadéro, Paris 16. Métro: Trocadéro. InfoTel.: 01 53 65 69 53.

50 Ans de Photographie – features Marc Riboud as a witness of the century, with 100 new prints and 30 other prints from the past. This show continues until Sunday, 17. October. From 11:00 to 20:00 daily except Monday and Tuesday. At the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, 5 –7. Rue de Fourcy, Paris 4. Métro: Saint–Paul or Pont–Marie. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 75 00.

Photographers – also continuing until Sunday, 17. October are photo exhibitions by Anne de Vandière, Ernestine Ruben and Philippe Bordas. From 11:00 to 20:00 daily except Monday and Tuesday. At the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, 5 – 7. Rue de Fourcy, Paris 4. Métro: Saint–Paul or Pont–Marie. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 75 00.

8th Paris Photo – la Suisse à l'Honneur – this is an annual salon featuring 19th century, modernphoto, scooter, cafe buci and contemporary photography, to be presented this year by 106 exhibitors, many of the world's most important photo galleries, publishers and dealers. Paris Photo is like a Who's Who of photography. Begins on Thursday, 11. November and continues until Sunday, 14. November. Thursday and Saturday from 11:00 to 20:00, Friday from 11:00 to 22:00, and Sunday from 11:00 to 19:00. At the Carrousel du Louvre, 99. Rue de Rivoli, Paris 1. Métro: Palais–Royal. InfoTel.: 01 41 90 47 80.

Stieglitz et Son Cercle – this big exhibition is meant to cover all of Stieglitz' many activities and include many of the artists that were involved. Opens on Tuesday, 19. October and continues until 16. January. From 10:00 to 18:00, until 21:45 on Thursdays and from 9:00 to 18:00 on Sunday. Closed on Mondays. At the Musée d'Orsay, 1. Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris 7. Métro: Solférino or RER Musée d'Orsay. InfoTel.: 01 40 49 48 14.

Shooting the Chase – is an exhibition of 19th century photos of hunting, some by the well–known photographers Charles Nègre, Adolphe Braun and Horatio Ross, plus some rare daguerréotypes and other remarkable images. This begins on Tuesday, 2. November and continues until Sunday, 19. December. Except Monday, open daily from 11:00 to 18:00. Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature, Hôtel de Guénégaud, 60. Rue des Archives, Paris 3. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.:01 53 01 92 40.

Agence France–Presse, 1944–2004 – photos from the archives of France's worldwide news agency. Starts on Tuesday, 26. October and continues until 12. February. Except Monday, from 10:00 to 19:00, and from 12:00 to 19:00 on Sunday. At the Richelieu branch of the Bibliothèque Nationale, 58. Rue de Richelieu, Paris 2. Métro: Bourse. InfoTel.: 01 53 79 59 59.

Bernd et Hilla Becher – photos of buildings and industrial landscapes, especially from the mining complex Zollern II in the Ruhr. From Wednesday, 20. October until Monday, 3. January. From 11:00 to 21:00 daily except on Tuesdays, and on Thursdays until 23:00. At the Centre Pompidou, Place Georges Pompidou, Paris 4. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 12 33.

Eustache Kossakowski – a photographic retrospective of Eustache Kossakowski's works, from Poland to Paris. Part of the 'Polish Season' in Paris. Begins Thursday, 28. October and continues until Sunday, 30. January. Open daily except Monday and holidays. At the Espace Electra, 6. Rue Récamier, Paris 7. Métro: Sèvres–Babylon. InfoTel.:01 53 63 23 45.

André Kertèsz and Hungary – is represented by an exhibition of works from the collection of the Hungarian Museum of Photography. Beginning on Tuesday, 26. October, until Friday, 26. November. Monday to Thursday from 9:00 to 13:00 and from 15:00 to 20:00. On Friday until 19:00. At the Institut Hongrois, 92. Rue Bonaparte, Paris 6. Métro: Saint–Germain–des– Prés. InfoTel.:01 43 26 06 44.

Figures de l'Acteur – is an exhibition of photos of actors from the 1930s to our times, fromphoto, dance, quay st bernard public and private collections. Begins on Friday, 15. October and continues until Sunday, 2. January. Except Monday, daily from 10:00 to 18:30. At the Patrimoine Photographique, Hôtel de Sully, 62. Rue Saint Antoine, Paris 4. Métro: Bastille or Saint–Paul. InfoTel.: 01 47 03 12 50.

Nuremberg – Backstage of Power – an exhibition of photos by Arno Gisinger. From Thursday, 28. October until Friday, 3. December. Except Monday, daily from 10:00 to 18:30. At the Patrimoine Photographique, Hôtel de Sully, 62. Rue Saint Antoine, Paris 4. Métro: Bastille or Saint–Paul. InfoTel.: 01 47 03 12 50.

Karl Schwanzer's Buildings – an exhibition of photos by Sigrid Neuvert of three buildings by Austrian architect Karl Schwanzer, including the BMW headquarters in Munich. To begin Friday, 19. November, until Saturday, 11. December. At La Galerie d'Architecture, 11. Rue des Blancs Manteaux, Paris 4. Métro: Hôtel de Ville or Saint–Paul. InfoTel.: 01 49 96 64 00.

The Photographer Photographed – 'L'autoportrait en France, 1850–1914,' presents the photographer in drawings, cartoons and photos, and an object of curiosity, ridicule, distrust, as a public figure. Beginning Thursday, 4. November and continuing until 13. February. From Tuesday to Sunday; from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Maison de Victor Hugo, 6. Place des Vosges, Paris 4. Métro: Saint–Paul or Bastille. InfoTel.: 01 42 72 10 16.

The Amazon Revealed – 'Photographies d'explorations, 1860–1914,' reveals the explorers and the photographers of the Amazon. From Thursday, 18. November until Thursday, 20. January. From Monday to Friday, from 11:00 to 19:00. At the Maison de l'Amérique Latine, 217. Boulevard Saint-Germain, Paris 7. Métro: InfoTel.: 01 49 54 75 00.

August Sauda – photos of buildings in Vienna at the end of the 19th century, from the collection of the Wien Museum. Beginning Tuesday, 2. November and continuing until Sunday, 2. January. From 11:00 to 20:00 daily except Monday and Tuesday. At the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, 5–7. Rue de Fourcy, Paris 4. Métro: Saint–Paul or Pont–Marie. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 75 00.

Bruno Rosier – an exhibition of the state of things or the memory of parallels. From Tuesday, 2. Novemberphoto, paris plage 2004 until Thursday, 6. January.From 11:00 to 20:00 daily except Monday and Tuesday. At the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, 5–7. Rue de Fourcy, Paris 4. Métro: Saint–Paul or Pont–Marie. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 75 00.

Daniel Schick, Rétrovisions – this exhibition is to begin Tuesday, 2. November and continue until Sunday, 2. January. From 11:00 to 20:00 daily except Monday and Tuesday. At the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, 5–7. Rue de Fourcy, Paris 4. Métro: Saint–Paul or Pont–Marie. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 75 00.

L'Utopie Photographique – an exhibition concerning the 150 years of the Société française de photographie. From Tuesday, 2 November until 6. February. From 11:00 to 20:00 daily except Monday and Tuesday. At the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, 5–7. Rue de Fourcy, Paris 4. Métro: Saint–Paul or Pont–Marie. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 75 00.

The Third Eye – 'La photographie et l'occulte' may be about voodoo, but you never know. Begins on Tuesday, 2. November and continues until 6. February. From 11:00 to 20:00 daily except Monday and Tuesday. At the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, 5–7. Rue de Fourcy, Paris 4. Métro: Saint–Paul or Pont–Marie. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 75 00.

Berlin à Paris – an exhibition featuring 10 artists of the Neuer Berliner Kunstverein, photographed by Berlinskaja Lazur. From Tuesday, 2. November until Sunday, 28. November. from Tuesday to Saturday, from 10:30 to 18:30, on Sundays from 11:00 to 19:00. At the Pavillon de l'Arsenal, 21. Boulevard Morland, Paris 4. Métro: Sully–Morland. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 75 26.

Jan Dibbets, Saenredam–Zadkine – seven photos by Jan Dibbets, done 'in situ' at the museum in the summer of 2003. Beginning Friday, 22. October and continuing until 13. February. From Tuesday to Sunday; from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée Zadkine, 100–bis. Rue d'Assas, Paris 6. Métro: Notre–Dame–des–Champs or Vavin. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 75 26.

Mouvements de l'Air, Etienne–Jules Marey – photos of fluids, to mark the centennial of the death of this photographer. Begins on Tuesday, 19. October and continues until Sunday, 16. January.From 10:00 to 18:00, until 21:45 on Thursdays and from 9:00 to 18:00 on Sunday. Closed on Mondays. At the Musée d'Orsay, 1. Rue de la Légion d'Honneur, Paris 7. Métro: Solférino or RER Musée d'Orsay. InfoTel.: 01 44 78 75 26.

Photographies du Louvre – by Patrick Faigenbaum and his atelier team consisting of Gabriel Costes, Antonin Etard, Elisabeth Gerl, Elin Jakobsdottir, Anne–Laure Perrin, Claire Soton, Julia Staniszewska and Lise Terdjman. Part one, until March, features the museum, and part two, until May, exhibits three aspects of Patrick Faigenbaum's own works. From Friday, 12. November until 31. May. Open from 9:00 to 17:30, and until 21:30 on Monday and Wednesday. Closed Tuesdays. At the Musée du Louvre, Aile Sully–Salle de la Maquette. Principal entry from the Pyramid in the Cour Napoléon, Paris 1. Métro: Palais–Royal. InfoTel.:01 44 78 75 26.

Les Ateliers de Bouchard – an exhibition of photos of Bouchard at work at the Villa Médicis in Rome, in Montparnasse and at Auteuil. From Saturday, 23. October until 27. May 2005. Open on Wednesdays and Saturdays, from 14:00 to 19:00, including 1. January. At the Musée Bouchard, 25. Rue de l'Yvette, Paris 16. Métro: Jasmin. InfoTel.: 01 46 47 63 46.

La Photographie écrite – little known images by artists who are well–known. Begins on Tuesday, 16 November and continues until 16. February. From 10:00 to 19:00 daily except Monday. In the Passage de Retz, 9. Rue Charlot, Paris 3. Métro: Saint–Sébastien Frossiart. InfoTel.: 01 48 04 37 99.

Rineke Dijkstra – portraits with a minimum of background and effects, showing complex exchanges. From Tuesday, 14. December until 20. February. Hours are Tuesday to Friday from 12:00 to 19:00, Tuesday evenings to 21:30, and on weekends from 10:00 to 19:00. At the Jeu de Paume, 1. Place de la Concorde, Paris 8. Metro: Concorde. InfoTel.: 01 47 03 12 52.

Théâtre d'Ombres, Christian Boltanski – beginning in 1984, Boltanski was inspired by shadows, antiquity, the Middle Ages, photographic impressions, all on show here until Tuesday, 4. January. Except Saturdays, daily from 11:00 to 18:00, and on Sundays from 10:00 to 18:00. At the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire du Judaïsme, Hôtel de Saint–Aignan, 71. Rue du Temple, Paris 3. Métro: Rambuteau. InfoTel.: 01 53 01 86 60.

Henri Cartier–Bresson – the 20th century's photographer died recently at the age of 95. The Bibliothèque Nationale has placed hundreds of its collection of HCB photos on view. From 10:00 to 19:00, and 12:00 to 19:00 on Sundays. Closed Mondays. At the François Mitterrand site of the Bibliothèque Nationale, at the Quai François Mauriac, Paris 13. Métro: Quai de la Gare or Bibliothèque François Mitterrand. InfoTel.: 01 53 79 49 49.

Histoire des Catacombs – is an exhibition continuing until Sunday, 14. November. Notephoto, place fustemberg that the standard 'tour' is 1.7 km long, and there are quite a number of entry and exit stairs. Closed on Mondays and some holidays, but open on Tuesday from 11:00 to 16:00 and from Wednesday to Sunday from 9:00 to 16:00. At the Catacombs, 1. Place Denfert – Rochereau, Paris 14. Métro: Denfert–Rochereau. InfoTel.: 01 43 22 47 63.

Forum des Images – 6500 movies on view here have a bit of Paris in them. From Tuesday to Sunday from 12:00 to 21:00. At the Forum des Images – Vidéothèque at the Forum des Halles, Porte Saint–Eustache. Paris 1. InfoTel.: 01 44 76 63 00.

Cinemathèque Française – the official film museum operates in two locations – at the Palais de Chaillot at Trocadéro, garden entry – and at its location on the Grands Boulevards at 42. Boulevard de Bonne Nouvelle, Paris 10. Métros: Trocadéro for Chaillot and Bonne Nouvelle for Grands Boulevards. Program, InfoTel.: 01 56 26 01 01.

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