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Louis Stettner: Traveling Light

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art

Over the course of his eight-decade career, Louis Stettner created a singular approach to photographing everyday life. He developed a unique point of view that melded the boldness of American street photography with the softer humanism more characteristic of his Paris contemporaries. For the rest of his life, he traveled between New York and Paris -- his "two loves," as he called them -- constantly finding new inspiration in that geographical duality. From thoughtful images of rush-hour commuters to tranquil observations of daily routines, this thematic retrospective displays the remarkable breadth of Stettner's work


This is what SF/Arts curator Christian L. Frock had to say about Louis Stettner: Traveling Light :

Louis Stettner’s illustrious 80-year-long career as an iconic photographer is reconsidered in this thematic retrospective of his life’s work.  He’s known for remarkably intimate images of New York and Paris; Stettner served in the Army in WWII, moved to Paris in the late 1940s to study at the Institut des Hautes Études Cinématographiques and lived between the U. S. and France for the rest of his life.

Event Info
Oct 27 → May 27
Friday–Tuesday 10 a.m.–5 p.m. and Thursday 10 a.m.–9 p.m.
Free-$25
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
151 Third St., San Francisco
Info: 357-4000
Venue: 357-4000
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