Love Songs: Photography and intimacy at Maison Européenne de la Photographie features Nobuyoshi Araki

Bringing together 14 series by some of the most important photographers of the 20th and 21st centuries, the exhibition proposes a completely new vision of the history of photography through the prism of intimate relationships.


At the core of the exhibition, Nobuyoshi Araki and Nan Goldin’s ensembles are the starting point of this new vision of photography. The work of these two photographers is compared with series by René Groebli, Emmet Gowin, Larry Clark, Sally Mann, Leigh Ledare, Hervé Guibert and Alix Cléo Roubaud, as well as by contemporary artists as JH Engström & Margot Wallard, RongRong&inri, Lin Zhipeng (aka No 223), Hideka Tonomura and Collier Schorr.


Taking us through many different stories and scenarios photographed between different couples, from the first days of an affair, through marriages, honeymoons, domestic bliss and the pain of separation, even to the last days shared between loves, the intimacies shared on film are revealed in all their poetry and honesty.


Visit through August 21, 2022 in Paris, France.



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