Boasting some of the greatest photojournalists, artists and storytellers, in the past 70 years, 92 Magnum photographers have chronicled the world, capturing its diversity in unique and authentic style.
‘At a time when everyone takes photographs there is always room, and indeed a need, for an agency with a heritage and work stretching back seventy years’, says Magnum Photos Executive Director, David Kogan of the RATP exhibition.
174 photographs will be be presented across the fifth largest public transport system in the world, ranging from the captivating to the haunting.
You can expect everything from Guy Le Querrec’s wonderfully spontaneous black-and-white photograph of Archie Shepp the American jazz saxophonist in Paris’ Barbès-Rochechouart district to Thomas Hoepker’s now iconic image of 9/11. Taking the metro has never been so illuminating.
La ville en Histoire(s) is on view from February 28 until June 30, 2017 at 11 Paris Metro stations: Bir-Hakeim, Gare de Lyon, Hôtel de Ville, Jaurès, La Chapelle, Luxembourg, Madeleine, Nanterre Université, Pyramides, Saint-Michel and Saint-Denis Porte de Paris (see map below).