Ellen von Unwerth in Paris


In Love, Cannes, 2013, © Ellen von Unwerth

Four years ago there was great sorrow amongst the Parisian literary crowd after the legendary Left Bank bookstore La Hune, which was once frequented by the likes of Simone de Beauvoir, Jean-Paul Sartre and Albert Camus, had to close down for financial reasons. It then briefly reopened, to great acclaim, but had to close down again after a devastating fire. Now it’s reopened again, fully refurbished, and with an exhibition by one of our favourite photographers, Ellen von Unwerth (who recently shot a whole issue of S for us), in the first floor exhibition space. Von Unwerth is the first female photographer to have exhibited at La Hune and, rather appropriately, has a uniquely erotic yet feminist approach to photography; she always makes sure her female subjects look and feel both sexy and powerful.

More information at: La Hune