François Kollar - A working eye
Exhibition at the Jeu de Paume from February 9 to May 22, 2016
The retrospective exhibition dedicated to François Kollar showcases the exceptional work of this photographer of the French working class, also active in the fields of advertising and fashion from the 1930s to the 1960s. The exhibition takes a contemporary look at his work in light of its historical context, and analyses the nature of the photographic commissions he received during his career.
130 vintage prints are on display as well as several slide shows.
Roger-Viollet – Parisienne de Photographie is the exclusive distributor of the "La France Travaille" series, a massive photographic report of France at work produced between 1931 and 1934 for the Horizons de France publishing house. The negatives and vintage prints belong to the Bibliothèque Forney‘s collections.
- Our Story behind the pictures: Press printing houses by François Kollar
- Here is our Kollar selection
Jeu de Paume
1 place de la Concorde Paris 1
Tuesdays from 11 am to 9 pm
Wednesdays to Sundays from 11 am 7 pm
Closed on Mondays
- Slideshow on Jeu de Paume's website
Sources of energy. Neon signs. Paris. 1931. Photograph by François Kollar (1904-1979). Paris, Bibliothèque Forney.
© François Kollar / Bibliothèque Forney / Roger-Viollet