December 13, 2018 to March 02, 2019
100 Crosby St, #603
New York - 10012 NY
Sous Les Etoiles Gallery is pleased to present "1947, Simone de Beauvoir in America" a photographic journey inspired by her diary "America Day by Day" published in France in 1948. This book was released in the United States in 1999 after its first translation to English in Great Britain in 1952.
In January of 1947, the French writer and intellectual, Simone de Beauvoir (1908-1986) landed in New York's La Guardia Airport, beginning a four-month journey across America. She traveled from East to the West coast by trains, cars and even Greyhound buses. She has recounted her travels in her personal diary and recorded every experience with minute detail. She stayed 116 days, traveling through 19 states and 56 cities.
This exhibition curated by Corinne Tapia, director of Sous Les Etoiles Gallery, aims to illustrate the depiction of De Beauvoir's encounter with America at the time. It is the first time that this book becomes the subject of an exhibition.
This exhibtion include the photographs from Ansel Adams, Ferenc Berko, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Esther Bubley, Morris En-gel, Louis Faurer, William Gottlieb, Sid Grossman, Martha Holmes, Sy Kattel-son, Saul Leiter, Rebecca Lepkoff, Fred Lyon, Wayne Miller, Gjon Mili, Wayne Miller, Ruth Orkin, Arnold Roth, Art Shay, Fred Stein, Tony Vaccaro, Brett Weston, Ida Wyman, Max Yavno and Tobb Webb.