Edith Gerin Pont de Sully, Paris
Medium Silver print
Photo Date 1950s Print Date 1970s
Dimensions 11-3/4 x 14-7/8 in. (298 x 378 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
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About This Image
Signed, photo date and title in ink and photographer's stamp on the verso. Barges line the scene with the Pont de Sully in the background. The Pont de Sully is a bridge across the River Seine. In reality it is two separate bridges meeting on the eastern tip of the Île Saint-Louis, linking the 4th and 5th arrondissements.
Born in 1910 in Lorraine, France, Gerin became one of France's most beloved photographers, although she was well traveled. She visited Egypt, Greece, Israel, Morocco, Ireland, Netherlands, Germany, Belgium, Austria and Algeria, among other countries. She often experimented with multiple exposures. Her "Parc du Luxembourg, Paris" and "Sur le Pont des Arts", which is an example of her multiple exposure technique, are two of her best known images. While lesser known than some of the other members of the Groupe des XV, she is more associated with the group of the "humanistic photographers" of postwar Paris. She illustrated the book, "Terres Cathares : Le Livre D'oc" and wrote and illustrated "Fontainebleau Chateaux Forets et Paysages en Seine-et-Marne". Gerin is listed in the book by Rosenblum and Kelley, "A History of Women Photographers" and the Auer & Auer and George Eastman House databases. Her work is in the collections of the New Orleans Museum of Art and the Akron Art Museum.
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