STEIDL, quand la photographie devient livre, de Robert Frank à Karl Lagerfeld, November 9 – December 19 2010, Monnaie de Paris, Paris, France.
Since 2008, the Monnaie de Paris has taken part in the Mois de la Photo. This year, the Monnaie de Paris is paying homage to one of the most respected figures in worldphotography : Gerhard Steidl Founder, in 1972, of the publishing house and printing works that bear his name, Steidl was aplayer in the popularization of the works by the major photographers of yesterday and to-day, by means of admirable works. The quality of the layout, of the typography, the choice of paper, the extreme care brought to the actual manufacturing of
the book itself, make of them art objects much sought out by the connoisseurs. The artists – photographers, as well as visual artists and writers – who worked with Steidl talk of a unique experience, as much on the technical level as its in complicity, creativity and friendship.