“All the pictures I take are entirely instant. What I like is to make an instant picture. Even if there are no people, I like the click, click, click. I never wait.”
Sabine Weiss (b. 1924, Switzerland) is the last representative of the French humanist movement in photography. She published her first photo report at the age of 21 in 1945 and at 28 took part in the exhibition Post-War European Photography at the MoMA New York. Throughout her long and outstanding career she has documented everyday life through reportage, topical events and journeys across Europe and the US during the post-war era for illustrated press including Paris Match, the New York Times and Life. Her personal body of work, taken primarily in her neighbourhood of Porte de Saint-Cloud in Paris, further demonstrates an interest in the emotive value of daily life through sympathetic and optimistic depictions of simple moments of beauty. More recently, Sabine Weiss’s incredible oeuvre has been reviewed in a major solo exhibition at the Jeu de Paume, Paris (2016) and the Centre Pompidou’s 2018 exhibition Sabine Weiss: Les Villes, La Rue, L’Autre.
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