Black & White, aesthetic of photography
Intemporal and resolutely contemporary, black and white embodies the essence of the discipline through its aesthetic and plastic strength.
A field of expression for the greatest photographers, it is still in demand today for the richness of its nuances and its radicality. The Grand Palais invites you to discover 300 emblematic prints from the BnF collections through this theme that embraces the history of 20th century photography and explores the aesthetics of a powerful and committed technique.
Among more than 200 photographers, prints by Nadar, Man Ray, Ansel Adams, Willy Ronis, Helmut Newton, Diane Arbus, Mario Giacomelli, Robert Franck, William Klein, Daido Moriyama, Valérie Belin, Brassaï, and Cartier Bresson are presented.