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Friday, August 24, 2012

Paris Photo Events in Los Angeles

Jean-Daniel Compain, Senior Vice President Culture & Leisure division, Reed
Expositions France, and Julien Frydman, Director of Paris Photo are pleased
to announce the creation of Paris Photo L.A.
The first edition of Paris Photo L.A will be held in Los Angeles from April
24th to 28th, 2013 and will bring together a selection of 80 international
galleries at the heart of the iconic site of Paramount Pictures Studios in
Over the past 16 years, Paris Photo has become a milestone player in the
art world today including photography professionals, collectors, artists as
well as a wider audience.
The 2011 edition held for the first time in Paris at the Grand Palais
presented more than 135 exhibitors and attracted over 50,000 visitors.
Based upon this success, Reed Expositions has decided to move forward and
chose Los Angeles as its first site to expand Paris Photo abroad.
Los Angeles is now considered as an international art capital and
definitely the most iconic city of image worldwide. It is home to major
international cultural institutions and considered today as a hub for the
entire art scene, artists, galleries and major collectors.
In this unique creative environment, Los Angeles offers an extremely
promising context confirming the fair's unique position internationally.
Paramount Pictures Studios, who are celebrating their 100th anniversary
this year, is considered the ideal emblematic location to host the first
ever international extension of the fair. Paramount has forged a
significant place in the 20
th and 21st century's cinematic references. In
this unique environment on the West Coast, the fair will continue to
question photography and its connections to the concepts of image.
Paris Photo L.A will bring together all creative trends in photography,
including the avant-garde. The program will be built around cultural events
involving all major actors within the art world (artists, dealers, private
collections, cultural institutions and art enthusiasts).
The full program of Paris Photo L.A will be announced in Fall 2012.
15.18 NOV. 2012 - GRAND PALAIS - PARIS
Press contact
Claudine Colin Communication
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Thursday, August 23, 2012

Louvre-Lens Opens

To improve its market communications the Louvre Trustees created the following... 

Louvre-Lens OpensPress Release
A regional branch of France’s oldest museum, the Louvre, will open in the northern city of Lens on December 4, 2012. It will be known as the Louvre-Lens and will display the works from each of the Paris museum’s departments. The new museum will not have a permanent exhibition but will open with 300 masterpieces of the Louvre and host two temporary exhibitions per year, one in the winter and one in the summer.

Paris Louvre Gets a New Wing
Press Release
This fall, the Paris Louvre unveils a newly constructed glass structure in the Visconti Courtyard to house their new Islamic wing.

Mont-St-Michel Starts Restoration ProjectPress Release
The grand-scale project to restore the Mont-St-Michel’s maritime setting is well underway – on April 28, 2012, a new visitor center and shuttle access to the site will be in place.

Cherbourg Honors the TitanicPress Release
Cherbourg, one of Normandy’s port cities, commemorates the 100th anniversary of the loss of the Titanic with special events. Also, a new exhibition area dedicated to the Titanic and its passengers will open in the Cité de la Mer, a museum that showcases man’s exploration of the sea.

Joan of Arc Turns 600Press Release
Joan of Arc’s 600th birthday is being celebrated throughout the year in Lorraine, Orleans, Rouen and Reims with historical reenactments, exhibitions, tributes and more.

Mama Shelter ExpandsMore InformationAlready a popular avant-garde hotel destination in Paris, Philippe Starck’s Mama Shelter expands to Marseille this summer, Lyon in December, and Bordeaux in 2013.

France Opens its First W HotelPress Release

Paris opens a contemporary W Hotel on Valentine’s Day.

Set Date for Paris: Mexican Suitcase European Tour

The International Center of Photography Launches
Mexican Suitcase
European Tour
Exhibition travels to Arles, Barcelona, Madrid, and Paris through 2013
New York, NY (July 7, 2011) — A traveling tour of
The Mexican Suitcase, a groundbreaking exhibition
revealing the most famous group of recovered negatives of the twentieth century, launched July 4 as the
centerpiece of Les Rencontres d’Arles in France. It will Mexican Suitcase European Tourbe on view at Arles until September 18, 2011. The
Arles festival also premiered
The Mexican Suitcase on July 5, a film directed by Trisha Ziff.
Considered lost since 1939, the so-called Mexican Suitcase is in fact three boxes containing 4,500
negatives documenting the Spanish Civil War by Robert Capa, Chim (David Seymour), and Gerda Taro.
There are also several rolls of portraits of Capa and Taro by Fred Stein. Besides offering new images by
these major photographers that provide a comprehensive overview of the war, the cache of negatives
also includes previously unknown portraits of Ernest Hemingway, Federico Garcia Lorca, and Dolores
Ibarruri (known as “La Pasionaria”).
“Capa, Chim, and Taro risked their lives to witness history in the making and show it to the world, and
the Mexican Suitcase contains some of their most important works. Its recovery set in motion a profound
shift in the study of these three photographers,” said ICP Assistant Curator Cynthia Young, who
organized the exhibition, which was on view at ICP’s midtown galleries from September 24, 2010 to May
8, 2011. “The material contained in the Mexican Suitcase documents a turning point in the history of
In the process of researching the negatives, the authorship of numerous images by Capa, Chim, and
Taro has been confirmed or reattributed. This material not only provides a uniquely rich and panoramic
view of the Spanish Civil War, a conflict that changed the course of European history, but also
demonstrates how the work of these legendary photographers laid the foundation for modern war
photography. Appearing throughout the international press, their innovative and passionate coverage of
the war was both engaged and partisan. While overtly supporting the antifascist Republican cause, their
dramatic photographs vividly recorded battle sequences as well as the harrowing effects of the war on
The exhibition received high praise from reviewers and visitors alike as it provides a glimpse into the
photographic process that few see. As a review of the exhibition in
The New York Times stated, “They
were also committed to a new style of wartime journalism, which found photographers embedding
themselves right in the center of combat and shooting, rapid-fire and up-close, everything around them.
This total immersion, made possible by increasingly hand-held cameras, generated huge numbers of
images. And that’s what you get in this show: hundreds and hundreds of tiny pictures lined up edge to
edge on contact sheets to create a display of a kind that museumgoers rarely encounter but that
photographers see all the time: squint-inducing, unedited, in progress.”
Confirmed venues for the traveling exhibition include:
Rencontres d’Arles Photographie
, Arles, France: July 4, 2011 – September 18, 2011
Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya
, Barcelona, Spain: October 6, 2011 – January 15, 2012
Circulo de Bellas Artes
, Madrid, Spain: July 15, 2012 – September 30, 2012
Musée d'art et d'histoire du Judaïsme
, Paris, France: February 27, 2013 – May 26, 2013
The Mexican Suitcase
catalogue, which recently won the American Association of Museum’s Frances
Smyth-Ravenel Prize for Excellence in Publication Design, accompanies the exhibition and has been
translated into French and Spanish. The English version is available through ICP’s online store at
About ICP
The International Center of Photography (ICP) was founded in 1974 by Cornell Capa (1918-2008) as an
institution dedicated to photography that occupies a vital and central place in contemporary culture as it
reflects and influences social change. Through our museum, school and community programs, we
embrace photography’s ability to open new opportunities for personal and aesthetic expression,
transform popular culture, and continually evolve to incorporate new technologies. ICP has presented
more than 500 exhibitions, bringing the work of more than 3,000 photographers and other artists to the
public in one-person and group exhibitions and provided thousands of classes and workshops that have
enriched tens of thousands of students. Visit for more information.# # #

Art Study Abroad International Program

Paris Study Abroad

Winter 2013

What Is Study Abroad?

Study Abroad gives students the chance to expand their world by traveling outside of the U.S. while earning credit toward their BYU degree. Study Abroad is guided by a BYU professor in the field and offers lectures, study, and research on-site. Field trips to important locations of cultural and historical significance support the program’s academic aim and bring life to theories and principles gained in the classroom.

Through cross-cultural and linguistic immersion in Study Abroad, students gain tools in world learning and are better able to serve in a globalizing world.


Paris has for centuries been an intellectual and spiritual center of Western Civilization. In the thirteenth century both Albertus Magnus and Thomas Aquinas, the two greatest theologians of the Middle Ages, studied or taught at the Sorbonne, the world's second oldest university. In the seventeenth century Pascal and Descartes, both prominent mathematicians and philosophers, laid foundations for modern thought. A hundred years later, Paris was the center of the Enlightenment, guided by the capable hands of philosophes Voltaire, Diderot, and Rousseau, the latter a transitional figure who also introduced Romantic ideals that in turn sparked the French Revolution. Following the excesses of that tragic time, Paris settled into a more tranqil existence, marked in literature by Stendhal, Balzac, Hugo, and Flaubert, in music by Chopin, and in art by Gericault and Delacroix. The Belle Epoche, which closed the nineteenth century, spawned new notions including artistic Impressionism. Not surprisingly, in the twentieth century, Paris assumed its rightful place as a central forum of intellectual, philosophical, cultural, and political discussion, while, most recently, Parisian thinkers ignited the fires of postmodernism and other modern critical theories.
Semester    Dates
Winter        28 January–19 April 2013

Program Highlights

Trips may include some of the following:
    • Day trips to Versailles, Fontainebleau, Provins, Vincennes, Chartres, and other sites.
    • Overnight excursion to Amiens, Lille, and Bruges, Belgium.
    • Overnight excursion to Normandy, D-Day sties, Mont Saint-Michel, and Bayeux.
    • Art history taught in the Louvre, the Musee d'Orsay, the Pompidou, and other museums.
    • Guided group tours of significant sites in Paris, such as Les Invalides (tombs of Napoleon and other renowned French figures), Eiffel Tower, Notre Dame Cathedral, Musee de l'Orangerie (Monet's Water Lilies), Ile de la Cite, including Sainte-Chapelle (largest surviving collection of original stained glass in Europe), basilica of St-Denis (burial site of centuries of French royalty, Musee de Cluny (containing, among other wonders, the six exquisite Lady and the Unicorn tapestries), the Pantheon, and much, much more.

      Schedule and Time Commitment in France

      • Students should refrain from scheduling late arrivals or early departures from the program.
      • Due to academic rigor of the program, family members and friends may not visit students during the program but may drop students off or pick them up from the program.

      Learning Opportunities

      • Together, we will use the city of Paris as our classroom. We will visit many museums, government buildings, war memorials, cathedrals, historical sites, and cultural centers.
      • Travels in and around Paris will provide a vivid textbook for a study of French history, literature, art, and culture.
      • Furthermore, students should fearlessly explore this wondrous city—its parks, churches, transportation system, bridges, gardens, markets, galleries, and monuments—striving to understand what makes it the fabled City of Light.
      • Classes will be held at the Church Institute in the eclectic Marais district, nestled between the modern art of the Pompidou Center and historic synagogues that dot this medieval quarter.
      • Whenever possible, we will link sites in Paris to French literature read during the program.

      Earning Course Credit

      As on campus at BYU, students are required to register for a minimum of twelve credit hours on Study Abroad, selected from the following offerings (ENG 300R and a French class is required):
      • FREN 102 (4 credit hours)
      • FREN 201 (4 credit hours)
      • FREN 211R or 311R French conversation (2 credit hours)
      • ENG 300R French Fiction (required; 3 credit hours)
      • ENG 395R Studies in Literature: French Drama (3 credit hours)
      • REL C 350R LDS Church in a World Setting (2 credit hours)
      • FNART 270R European Fine Arts (3 credit hours)
      • IAS 201R Paris Walks (3 credit hours)

        Where Do Students Live?

        • Students will generally live in pairs with French host families in Paris or its suburbs.
        • Students should view the host-family experience as a cultural aspect of the program.
        • Host-family stays include breakfast and three dinners per week.

        Preparation for Study Abroad

        • Students must have completed at least one semester of French (FREN 101 or equivalent) before departure. FREN 102 may also be required.
        • All accepted students are required to register for a one-credit, pre-departure preparation class held during the second block of fall semester 2012.
        • Accompanying student spouses need to be credit-bearing participants on the program. Spouses will also need to apply online and take the preparation course.

        What Funding Sources Are Available?

        • Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to Study Abroad programs.
        • Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application, and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB), will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.
        • Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.
        • Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
        • BYU Human Resource Services offers a number of jobs on campus.
        • Relatives may wish to contribute toward an early graduation gift.

        Application Process

        • Application deadline is Monday, 1 October 2012
        • Complete the ISP online application at
        • The application requires a $25 fee.
        • Applicants will be interviewed once their application is complete.
        • Students will be notified via e-mail regarding acceptance into the program.
        • ISP reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or to make any adjustments to the preliminary cost estimates due to conditions beyond its control.

        • Approximately $9,000–9,500
        • Includes LDS, undergraduate full tuition (increased cost for graduate and non-LDS students), housing, breakfast, and three dinners per week with host families, Paris travel card, group transportation on field trips, and international health insurance coverage.
        • Does not include airfare, some meals in Paris, meals on field trips and excursions, personal expenses, or passport fee.

        • Approximately $9,000–9,500
        • Includes LDS, undergraduate full tuition (increased cost for graduate and non-LDS students), housing, breakfast, and three dinners per week with host families, Paris travel card, group transportation on field trips, and international health insurance coverage.
        • Does not include airfare, some meals in Paris, meals on field trips and excursions, personal expenses, or passport fee.

        Interested Students Should Contact:

        Jesse S. Crisler, professor of English and director of the Center for the Study of Christian Values in Literature, teaches courses in American literature, adolescent literature, and mystery fiction. Crisler has twice been a faculty member with BYU Study Abroad Programs in London, has traveled in Europe extensively, and has spent time in Paris doing research. His work on late nineteenth-century American writers is part of an ongoing interest in French literature and art. Other interests include family history and music—he is a former member of the Mormon Tabernacle Choir. His wife, Lou Ann, also a former member and soloist with the choir, will accompany him on the program.
        101 HRCB
        (801) 422-3686
        College of Humanities | The David M. Kennedy Center