I loved that whole side of Paris at night - it was part of the reality of the city. I never went after extraordinary subjects. I always loved the common things, the everyday things - because I think if you really look at them, they're often the most amazing things.
Brassaï, a photographer who took many photos of Paris at night in the 1930s, said the above. It sums up his photographs pretty well, and that is what I loved about his black and white photos. He captures Paris at night - the people, the buildings, the bridges with all the lights and fog.
It was a small exhibition, but one that showcases some of Brassaï's most famous works. It was great to see that Singapore is slowly bringing more and more art and photographs to this small island. Looking forward to more exhibitions in the future!
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Presented by Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts
22 October - 18 December 2011
11am - 7pm (Closed on Mondays & Public Holidays)
Galleries 1 & 2, NAFA Campus 1, 80 Bencoolen Street, Singapore 189655