Must-see photo exhibitions in Paris and the Ile-de-France region

Published by La Rédac · Photos by Cécile de Sortiraparis · Published on April 8th, 2024 at 08:01 p.m.
For lovers of fine photography, Parisian museums and other cultural venues invite you to discover their most beautiful current and upcoming photo exhibitions!

To take a photo is to freeze a moment in time. And that's what these photo exhibitions, currently open to the public in Paris, are all about. Take in the sights, emotions and varied landscapes of the capital's finest museums. Renowned photographers and talented young enthusiasts are all on show in the City of Light. Lovers of beautiful images, don't miss out on these photo exhibitions, before they're all gone!

So, which exhibitions dedicated to theart of photography are waiting for you in Paris and the Île-de-France region? To help you make sure you don't miss out on any of the cultural highlights, we've put together a roundup of current and upcoming photo exhibitions in the Paris region. Whether it's in one of Paris's biggest museums, art galleries or more unusual venues, you'll be able to indulge your passion for photography. Who knows, you might even fall in love with a work of art that you can acquire!

This guide is updated as we make new discoveries and post new announcements, so if you'd like to be kept up to date with the best deals, we suggest you bookmark this page and consult it regularly!

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Current exhibitions

Upcoming exhibitions

EXPOSITION PERSONNELLE DE JEANNETTE EHLERS AU Bicolore - Jeannette Ehlers Diasporic Frequencies. Still. Camera Sebastian Schiørring  Cinematography  Linda Wassberg B foto  focus pull  Anne Skamris Grading  Sandra Klass 4EXPOSITION PERSONNELLE DE JEANNETTE EHLERS AU Bicolore - Jeannette Ehlers Diasporic Frequencies. Still. Camera Sebastian Schiørring  Cinematography  Linda Wassberg B foto  focus pull  Anne Skamris Grading  Sandra Klass 4EXPOSITION PERSONNELLE DE JEANNETTE EHLERS AU Bicolore - Jeannette Ehlers Diasporic Frequencies. Still. Camera Sebastian Schiørring  Cinematography  Linda Wassberg B foto  focus pull  Anne Skamris Grading  Sandra Klass 4EXPOSITION PERSONNELLE DE JEANNETTE EHLERS AU Bicolore - Jeannette Ehlers Diasporic Frequencies. Still. Camera Sebastian Schiørring  Cinematography  Linda Wassberg B foto  focus pull  Anne Skamris Grading  Sandra Klass 4 Exhibition by Jeannette Ehlers at the crossroads: tomorrow's echoes at Bicolore, Maison du Danemark
Sponsored - A solo exhibition by Jeannette Ehlers at Le Bicolore from May 29 to July 14, 2024. Through her various artistic works, Jeannette Ehlers pays tribute to the heritage of the African diaspora. Attend the exhibition opening on Tuesday May 28 from 7pm and take part in an ART TALK on Wednesday May 29 at 7pm. Free admission. [Read more]

Les jardins du Musée Albert Kahn, nos photos  -  A7C8912 HDRLes jardins du Musée Albert Kahn, nos photos  -  A7C8912 HDRLes jardins du Musée Albert Kahn, nos photos  -  A7C8912 HDRLes jardins du Musée Albert Kahn, nos photos  -  A7C8912 HDR Mondes en commun: the new photo festival at the Musée Départemental Albert-Kahn
The Musée Départemental Albert-Kahn puts photography in the spotlight in a new festival, entitled Mondes en commun. Discover the first edition from June 1 to September 22, 2024. [Read more]

OR NORME exposition GuerlainOR NORME exposition GuerlainOR NORME exposition GuerlainOR NORME exposition Guerlain LVMH Olympiad: OR NORME, the free, gilded photo exhibition at Maison Guerlain in Paris
The House of Guerlain adorns itself in gold with the free photo exhibition "OR NORME", celebrating the intimate link between the perfumer and this precious metal. From June 6 to September 12, 2024, no fewer than sixteen artists transform 68 Champs-Élysées into a golden temple, exploring gold in all its forms. [Read more]

Nude Skin : l'exposition de nus à la galerie La LisonNude Skin : l'exposition de nus à la galerie La LisonNude Skin : l'exposition de nus à la galerie La LisonNude Skin : l'exposition de nus à la galerie La Lison Nude Skin: the nude exhibition at La Lison gallery
Galerie La Lison invites you to discover its new exhibition, entitled Nude Skin, from May 23 to June 14, 2024. In all, six photographers reveal the beauty and vulnerability of the human body through striking images. Free opening on May 23 at 7.30pm in the heart of Paris' 10th arrondissement! [Read more]

Portraits d'Artistes Exposition hommage aux 40 street artistes présentés à Clos du ChênePortraits d'Artistes Exposition hommage aux 40 street artistes présentés à Clos du ChênePortraits d'Artistes Exposition hommage aux 40 street artistes présentés à Clos du ChênePortraits d'Artistes Exposition hommage aux 40 street artistes présentés à Clos du Chêne Portraits d'Artistes" exhibition: a tribute to the Street Artists of Clos du Chêne
Le Clos du Chêne, which in just a few years has become France's largest open-air street art museum, is celebrating its leading creators with a brand-new photographic exhibition opening on June 5, 2024. [Read more]

Reflets de la nature, nos photos de l'exposition - IMG 4841Reflets de la nature, nos photos de l'exposition - IMG 4841Reflets de la nature, nos photos de l'exposition - IMG 4841Reflets de la nature, nos photos de l'exposition - IMG 4841 Reflections of nature: Junji Takasago exhibition at the Maison de la culture du Japon, our photos
New free exhibition to be discovered in the lobby of the Maison de la culture du Japon in Paris, from May 7 to June 1, 2024. Once again, the Japanese cultural center invites us to take a journey through Junji Takasago's photographs, which pay tribute to the beauty of nature! [Read more]

Les Deux Magots - Goûter - terrasse -  A7C0843Les Deux Magots - Goûter - terrasse -  A7C0843Les Deux Magots - Goûter - terrasse -  A7C0843Les Deux Magots - Goûter - terrasse -  A7C0843 140 years of creative minds in Saint-Germain-des-Prés: Les Deux Magots celebrates its anniversary
Parisian brasserie Les Deux Magots celebrates its 140th anniversary with a free photo exhibition tracing its rich history. On view from April 30 to September 22, 2024. [Read more]

Groupe de FFI à Ménilmontant, août 1944 | collection AAMRN, musée de la Résistance nationale à Champignysur-MarneGroupe de FFI à Ménilmontant, août 1944 | collection AAMRN, musée de la Résistance nationale à Champignysur-MarneGroupe de FFI à Ménilmontant, août 1944 | collection AAMRN, musée de la Résistance nationale à Champignysur-MarneGroupe de FFI à Ménilmontant, août 1944 | collection AAMRN, musée de la Résistance nationale à Champignysur-Marne Robert Doisneau, l'esprit de résistance: the extended exhibition at the Musée de la Résistance Nationale
The Musée de la Résistance nationale lifts the veil on a little-known period in Robert Doisneau's life, in an exhibition to be discovered from October 15, 2023 to October 13, 2024. [Read more]

Natures vivantes : l'exposition photo qui met à l'honneur les jardins du musée Albert Kahn - photos - IMG20240429150418Natures vivantes : l'exposition photo qui met à l'honneur les jardins du musée Albert Kahn - photos - IMG20240429150418Natures vivantes : l'exposition photo qui met à l'honneur les jardins du musée Albert Kahn - photos - IMG20240429150418Natures vivantes : l'exposition photo qui met à l'honneur les jardins du musée Albert Kahn - photos - IMG20240429150418 Natures vivantes: the photo exhibition showcasing the gardens of the Albert Kahn Museum - photos
The Musée Albert Kahn explores the philanthropist's passion for his gardens, with the photo exhibition Natures vivantes, on view from April 30 to December 31, 2024. [Read more]

Andres Serrano - Portraits de l'Amérique : l'exposition photo se dévoile au Musée Maillol - IMG20240425102356Andres Serrano - Portraits de l'Amérique : l'exposition photo se dévoile au Musée Maillol - IMG20240425102356Andres Serrano - Portraits de l'Amérique : l'exposition photo se dévoile au Musée Maillol - IMG20240425102356Andres Serrano - Portraits de l'Amérique : l'exposition photo se dévoile au Musée Maillol - IMG20240425102356 Andres Serrano - Portraits of America: the photo exhibition unveiled at the Musée Maillol - promo
The Musée Maillol in Paris is devoting a groundbreaking exhibition to photographer Andres Serrano from April 27 to October 20, 2024, for a look at America as you've never seen it before! Tickets open on April 17! [Read more]

La Trêve la Basilique Saint-Denis, l'exposition costumes et photos de Sophie Comtet Kouyaté en mode jeux Olympique en Grèce Antique -  A7C0750La Trêve la Basilique Saint-Denis, l'exposition costumes et photos de Sophie Comtet Kouyaté en mode jeux Olympique en Grèce Antique -  A7C0750La Trêve la Basilique Saint-Denis, l'exposition costumes et photos de Sophie Comtet Kouyaté en mode jeux Olympique en Grèce Antique -  A7C0750La Trêve la Basilique Saint-Denis, l'exposition costumes et photos de Sophie Comtet Kouyaté en mode jeux Olympique en Grèce Antique -  A7C0750 La Trêve, the exceptional exhibition at the Basilique Saint-Denis dedicated to Jeux Antiques
La Trêve is the name of the exhibition-installation awaiting us at the Cathedral Basilica of Saint-Denis from April 5 to September 15, 2024, offering a unique journey through inhabited portraits, photographic frescoes and costumes loosely inspired by the ancient Olympic Games. We take you on a journey of discovery... [Read more]

Le sport vu du ciel : l'exposition photo gratuite sur les murs de Bercy Village se dévoile - IMG20240418110721Le sport vu du ciel : l'exposition photo gratuite sur les murs de Bercy Village se dévoile - IMG20240418110721Le sport vu du ciel : l'exposition photo gratuite sur les murs de Bercy Village se dévoile - IMG20240418110721Le sport vu du ciel : l'exposition photo gratuite sur les murs de Bercy Village se dévoile - IMG20240418110721 Sport from the sky: the free photo exhibition on the walls of Bercy Village unveiled
The Bercy Village open-air shopping center is hosting a new exhibition from April 18 to September 15, 2024. Artist Edouard Salmon presents "Sport from the sky". [Read more]

Fashion Faux Parr : l'exposition photo gratuite du célèbre photographe de mode Martin Parr, à Paris - image00020Fashion Faux Parr : l'exposition photo gratuite du célèbre photographe de mode Martin Parr, à Paris - image00020Fashion Faux Parr : l'exposition photo gratuite du célèbre photographe de mode Martin Parr, à Paris - image00020Fashion Faux Parr : l'exposition photo gratuite du célèbre photographe de mode Martin Parr, à Paris - image00020 Fashion Faux Parr: Martin Parr's free photo exhibition in an Île Saint-Louis gallery
Fashion through the singular eyes of Martin Parr is what awaits you until May 26, 2024 at Galerie Clémentine de la Féronnière. Head to the Île Saint-Louis to discover a free exhibition retracing 25 years of fashion photography imbued with the artist's realistic, kitsch and arch-color aesthetic. [Read more]

Paolo Roversi - IMG 9447Paolo Roversi - IMG 9447Paolo Roversi - IMG 9447Paolo Roversi - IMG 9447 Paolo Roversi: the fashion photographer reveals himself in a new exhibition at the Palais Galliera
The Palais Galliera pays tribute to the great fashion photographer Paolo Roversi with an exceptional retrospective of his 50-year career, on view from March 16 to July 14, 2024. [Read more]

Le Paris populaire des années 70 : l'exposition photo de la galerie Roger-Viollet se dévoile - IMG20240307102109 01Le Paris populaire des années 70 : l'exposition photo de la galerie Roger-Viollet se dévoile - IMG20240307102109 01Le Paris populaire des années 70 : l'exposition photo de la galerie Roger-Viollet se dévoile - IMG20240307102109 01Le Paris populaire des années 70 : l'exposition photo de la galerie Roger-Viollet se dévoile - IMG20240307102109 01 Popular Paris in the 70s: the Roger-Viollet gallery photo exhibition unveiled
Galerie Roger-Viollet plunges us into the working-class Paris of the 70s, with a free photo exhibition on view from March 7 to June 1, 2024. [Read more]

Lisa Fonssagrives portant une robe directoire Vionnet en mousseline blanche, Harper’s BazaaLisa Fonssagrives portant une robe directoire Vionnet en mousseline blanche, Harper’s BazaaLisa Fonssagrives portant une robe directoire Vionnet en mousseline blanche, Harper’s BazaaLisa Fonssagrives portant une robe directoire Vionnet en mousseline blanche, Harper’s Bazaa Fashion icon: MEP pays tribute to model Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn in an exhibition
The Maison Européenne de la Photographie unveils a totally new exhibition dedicated to model Lisa Fonssagrives-Penn, to be discovered from February 28 to May 26, 2024. [Read more]

Tina Modotti : l'exposition photo rétrospective au Jeu de Paume - nos photos - IMG20240212100905Tina Modotti : l'exposition photo rétrospective au Jeu de Paume - nos photos - IMG20240212100905Tina Modotti : l'exposition photo rétrospective au Jeu de Paume - nos photos - IMG20240212100905Tina Modotti : l'exposition photo rétrospective au Jeu de Paume - nos photos - IMG20240212100905 Tina Modotti: the retrospective photo exhibition at the Jeu de Paume - our photos
A modern, committed artist, Tina Modotti is honored at the Jeu de Paume, Paris, from February 13 to May 26, 2024. A retrospective photo exhibition not to be missed. [Read more]

Abus de souffle, l'exposition photo humaniste et engagée de Bertille Bak se dévoile au Jeu de Paume - IMG20240212110329Abus de souffle, l'exposition photo humaniste et engagée de Bertille Bak se dévoile au Jeu de Paume - IMG20240212110329Abus de souffle, l'exposition photo humaniste et engagée de Bertille Bak se dévoile au Jeu de Paume - IMG20240212110329Abus de souffle, l'exposition photo humaniste et engagée de Bertille Bak se dévoile au Jeu de Paume - IMG20240212110329 Abus de souffle, Bertille Bak's humanist and committed photo exhibition unveiled at the Jeu de Paume
The Jeu de Paume gives carte blanche to Bertille Bak, nominated for the Prix Marcel Duchamp 2023. Discover the Abus de souffle photo exhibition, presented from February 13 to May 26, 2024. [Read more]

Exposition à la Gaîté Lyrique : Ukraine, vision(s)Exposition à la Gaîté Lyrique : Ukraine, vision(s)Exposition à la Gaîté Lyrique : Ukraine, vision(s)Exposition à la Gaîté Lyrique : Ukraine, vision(s) Exhibition at the Gaîté Lyrique: Ukraine, vision(s), our photos
Ukraine, vision(s) is the new exhibition to be discovered at the Gaîté Lyrique, bringing together the MYOP photography collective and the authors of PEN Ukraine for an unprecedented artistic and literary journey through contemporary Ukraine, from February 9 to June 9, 2024. This free, one-of-a-kind exhibition bears witness to cultural and human resistance in the face of current challenges. [Read more]

Colors Festival 2024, la nature reprend ses droits  -  A7C5760Colors Festival 2024, la nature reprend ses droits  -  A7C5760Colors Festival 2024, la nature reprend ses droits  -  A7C5760Colors Festival 2024, la nature reprend ses droits  -  A7C5760 Colors Festival 2024, the huge street art exhibition takes over a house in urban nature mode
Attention street-art fans, the Colors Festival is back! This time, the collective is investing in the Ile-de-France region, and we're off to Champigny-sur-Marne to discover a forgotten house, which will be brought back to life in color from February 10 to June 2, 2024. Under the theme "Nature reclaims its rights", animals and vegetation take possession of the premises. [Read more]

Olympic Party #2 : Concerts pop-rock et initiations au skate et breakdance au Skatepark de BercyOlympic Party #2 : Concerts pop-rock et initiations au skate et breakdance au Skatepark de BercyOlympic Party #2 : Concerts pop-rock et initiations au skate et breakdance au Skatepark de BercyOlympic Party #2 : Concerts pop-rock et initiations au skate et breakdance au Skatepark de Bercy Two free photo exhibitions on breaking and skateboarding at Westfield Carré Sénart (77)
Ahead of the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, the Westfield Carré Sénart shopping center is presenting two sports-related exhibitions, accessible free of charge, until June. On the program: skateboarding and breaking! [Read more]

Réflex 2024 - Piscine Suzanne BerliouxRéflex 2024 - Piscine Suzanne BerliouxRéflex 2024 - Piscine Suzanne BerliouxRéflex 2024 - Piscine Suzanne Berlioux Réflex 2024: the photo exhibition on sport in Parisian swimming pools in the run-up to the Olympic Games
In the run-up to the Paris 2024 Olympic Games, sports-related exhibitions are multiplying in the capital. Five Parisian swimming pools welcome you to discover an unusual photo exhibition, starting January 26! [Read more]

Athlètes en Jeux : une exposition photo des meilleurs étudiants-sportifs de l'Université Paris CitéAthlètes en Jeux : une exposition photo des meilleurs étudiants-sportifs de l'Université Paris CitéAthlètes en Jeux : une exposition photo des meilleurs étudiants-sportifs de l'Université Paris CitéAthlètes en Jeux : une exposition photo des meilleurs étudiants-sportifs de l'Université Paris Cité Athlètes en Jeux: a photo exhibition of Université Paris Cité's best student athletes
It's possible to be a university student and a top-level athlete! Paris Cité wanted to highlight these intellectual athletes during a photo exhibition in the heart of its premises, thanks to exciting portraits, starting January 22, 2024! [Read more]

Circulation(s), le festival de la jeune photographie européenne au Centquatre - DF62CC6B C163 4865 9EDA 1F236F0E9573Circulation(s), le festival de la jeune photographie européenne au Centquatre - DF62CC6B C163 4865 9EDA 1F236F0E9573Circulation(s), le festival de la jeune photographie européenne au Centquatre - DF62CC6B C163 4865 9EDA 1F236F0E9573Circulation(s), le festival de la jeune photographie européenne au Centquatre - DF62CC6B C163 4865 9EDA 1F236F0E9573 Circulation(s) 2024: the dates of the European festival of young photography at Le Centquatre
The Circulation(s) festival returns to 104 from April 6 to June 2, 2024. For 14 years, this event dedicated to young European photography has been a not-to-be-missed fixture in Paris. [Read more]

Exposition « Extérieurs »: Annie Ernaux et la photographie à la Maison européenne de la PhotographieExposition « Extérieurs »: Annie Ernaux et la photographie à la Maison européenne de la PhotographieExposition « Extérieurs »: Annie Ernaux et la photographie à la Maison européenne de la PhotographieExposition « Extérieurs »: Annie Ernaux et la photographie à la Maison européenne de la Photographie Exhibition "Extérieurs - Annie Ernaux et la photographie" at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie
The Maison Européenne de la Photographie dedicates its new exhibition to the work of Annie Ernaux, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature in 2022. Here's what's in store at the MEP from Wednesday, February 28 to Sunday, May 26, 2024 for this groundbreaking exhibition entitled "Extérieurs - Annie Ernaux et la photographie". [Read more]

Japan National Stadium, Kengo Kuma.Japan National Stadium, Kengo Kuma.Japan National Stadium, Kengo Kuma.Japan National Stadium, Kengo Kuma. Kenzo Tange - Kengo Kuma, the legacy of the Tokyo Games, the exhibition at the Maison de la culture du Japon
What happens to Olympic buildings once the Games are over? The Maison de la culture du Japon takes us on a journey in the footsteps of these monumental infrastructures, with the exhibition Kenzo Tange - Kengo Kuma, the legacy of the Tokyo Games, on view from May 2 to June 29, 2024. [Read more]

Dans les coulisses de la paix au Musée de la Grande GuerreDans les coulisses de la paix au Musée de la Grande GuerreDans les coulisses de la paix au Musée de la Grande GuerreDans les coulisses de la paix au Musée de la Grande Guerre Soldats sportifs: the photo exhibition on sport in the army at the Musée de la Grande Guerre
For almost a year, the Musée de la Grande Guerre (Great War Museum) will be showcasing sporting practices in the army, with an exceptional free photographic exhibition on the forecourt. [Read more]

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Thomas MailaenderThomas MailaenderThomas MailaenderThomas Mailaender Les belles images: Thomas Mailaender's experimental retrospective at the MEP
Artist Thomas Mailaender has been given carte blanche to exhibit his original creations at the Maison Européenne de la Photographie, from June 12 to September 29, 2024. [Read more]

Athlétisme féminin - 3ème Jeux athlétiques féminins de Monté CarloAthlétisme féminin - 3ème Jeux athlétiques féminins de Monté CarloAthlétisme féminin - 3ème Jeux athlétiques féminins de Monté CarloAthlétisme féminin - 3ème Jeux athlétiques féminins de Monté Carlo Championnes: the photo exhibition exploring women's sport at Galerie Roger-Viollet
Come and admire the female sporting champions of the inter-war years by discovering the free photo exhibition organized by the Roger-Viollet gallery and L'Equipe, from June 13 to September 14, 2024. [Read more]

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