Josef Sudek – The Quiet Life of a Legend

    Paris’s  Jeu de Paume – more accurately, the Galerie Nationale du Jeu de Paume – has an interesting history. The building is only a century and a half old, dating from the administration of Napoleon III. It was indeed built as a tennis court for the older and more complex game then played […]

More skin

The photography curator at the Musee d’Orsay in Paris gives us a rare glimpse into the subjectivity of the curatorial process when (s)he comments (in the museum’s translation) that “naked bodies appear in disconcerting numbers” in the museum’s photographic collections. Indeed, it is not just the numbers of nude bodies the curator, and this viewer, […]