Currently in view on the platforms of the Saint-Germain metro station in Paris, this new exhibition displays around 100 images of artists like Miro, Prevert, Dali, Miller, Duchamp and many more.
Denise Bellon (1902-1999) was a pioneer in photojournalism. One of the original members of the Alliance Photo Agency, founded in Paris in 1934 and a precursor to Magnum Photo Agency, she was also a friend and associate of leading members of the surrealist movement from Dali and Duchamp, to Andre Breton.
Salvador Dali and his mannequin, Surrealist Exhibition, Paris 1938
Andre Masson's mannequin, Surrealist Exhibition, Paris 1938
Simone de Beauvoir, Cafe Flore, Paris 1945
Henry Miller and Eve, 1948
Denise Bellon self-portrait
Jean Giono, Martinique, 1941
Jacques Prevert, Paris, 1945
Picasso, Nimes, 1947
Images courtesy of Olivier Dougoud at les Arts Associes, France
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