Photography with a French Twist

By Amy Cherry 2:59pm, June 27, 2013 - Updated 3:11pm, June 27, 2013
Get a sneak peek of the French photography exhibit at the Delaware Art Museum.
See photography with a French twist this weekend in Wilmington.

WDEL's Amy Cherry details.

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100 vintage prints spanning 40 years from what's known as the golden age of French photography are on display at the Delaware Art Museum.

"There are works from Eugene Atget, Henri Cartier-Bresson, from Man Ray, from some of the most famous photographers in the history of photography," says American Art curator Heather Campbell Coyle.

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The show's main focus is Paris between the wars in the 1920s and thirties - a time when artists collaborated.

"When artists are interacting, you get a really interesting cultural hotspot of sorts, and it's more than the sum of its parts, so artists often create their best work when they're in conversation with other artists, and you really see that here," she says.

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Campbell Coyle hopes visitors discover the fascinating time in history, chronicled by these vintage prints.

"Just to appreciate how much photography is art and when handled by the best photographers it's a wonderful form of art," she says.

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The traveling art exhibit is the Delaware Art Museum's first since 2008. Catch "French Twist" before it moves on at the end of the summer.

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