“Paris Moderne 1986-1990,” an exhibition of photographs by Dominique Nabokov celebrating Paris, will be on display at La Maison Française of New York University, 16 Washington Mews (at University Place), from March 26 through May 25, 2007. Gallery hours are Monday through Friday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. For further information call 212.998.8750 or visit www.nyu.edu/maisonfrancaise.
“`Paris Moderne’ is an attempt to break the vision of Paris which has dominated since the 1930s: the black-and-white world of Brassaï, Kertesz, Cartier-Bresson, Doisneau, and Willy Ronis,” says French photographer Nabokov. “I took these pictures between 1986 and 1990. Paris imposed itself on me as a new multi-ethnic world in color, experiencing an architectural revolution.”
Nabokov divides her time between the U.S. and France. Based in New York City, she started as an assistant photographer to Patrick Demarchelier in 1980. Since then she has concentrated on portrait photography and reportage and has published two books of photographs shot on Polaroid film, New York Living Rooms and Paris Living Rooms.
Her work has appeared in such venues as The New Yorker, Vogue, Vanity Fair, Condé Nast Traveler, Interview, The New York Review of Books, Le Monde, L’Express, Le Nouvel Observateur, and Libération. Her work is included in the collections of Musée Européenne del la Photographie (Paris), the FNAC, agnès b., and Sociéte Générale Americas.
Nabokov is represented in New York by the Staley + Wise Gallery and by the Patricia Dorfman Gallery in Paris.
Her current project is the 2008 New York Review Books calendar and their 2008 desk diary.