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Photographer: Sabine Weiss
Publisher: Martinière BL
Publication date: 2016
Print length: 192 pages
Language: French
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Sabine Weiss is the last representative of the post-war French humanist school, which brings together photographers such as Robert Doisneau, Willy Ronis and Édouard Boubat. Born in Switzerland in 1924, she turned to photography at a very young age. In 1946, she left Geneva for Paris and became the assistant to Willy Maywald, a German photographer specializing in fashion and portraits. She married in 1949 with the American painter Hugh Weiss and frequented the art world after the war. Since then she has never stopped photographing, alternating subjects of society, fashion, lifestyle, advertising, reports and enriching a personal work carried out most of the time during her encounters and travels.In 1952, Robert Doisneau brought her in at the Rapho agency. Two years later, his personal work was recognized in the United States and exhibited. She also regularly collaborates for American magazines such as Life, Newsweek, Fortune or Town and Country Magazine.Created with the help of Sabine Weiss' personal archives, the exhibition presented at the Château de Tours and the catalog will focus on retracing the career and the profession of this exceptional woman, through photographs, films, sound archives and original documents.
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