Leica Gallery Showcases a Decade of Mathieu Bitton’s Photography.
The Leica Store & Gallery in Los Angeles announces the upcoming retrospective exhibition, “Paris Blues: A Decade of Moments and Reflections,” celebrating the acclaimed photographer Mathieu Bitton. The exhibition, located in the heart of Los Angeles, will open on January 13th and continue until March 4th. It is designed to explore Bitton’s deep connections with Paris, tracing his journey from childhood experiences in the city’s flea markets to his adventures in the realms of Rock & Roll and the fashion underground. The event will also showcase a new collection by editorial photographer Kwaku Alston, titled “Egungun.”
Mathieu Bitton’s Artistic Journey
Mathieu Bitton, renowned for his versatile photography in music, comedy, portraiture, and documentary, has achieved recognition as the official photographer for artists like Dave Chappelle and Lenny Kravitz. His portfolio is a collection of significant images that have significantly impacted the visual arts. The exhibition will present a series of documented moments from Bitton’s returns to Paris, including behind-the-scenes and portraiture photography featuring notable personalities such as Trombone Shorty, Bruno Mars, Mick Jagger, Jay-Z, and others.
Bitton’s Achievements and Artistic Philosophy
Bitton, a GRAMMY® Award winner and nominee, has had a distinguished career with highlights including portraits of Quincy Jones and Stevie Wonder, and designing box sets and live records for icons like Miles Davis, Prince, and Marvin Gaye. His documentary work spans across cultures, capturing stories of resilience and humanity. Bitton’s statement reflects his artistic philosophy: “Paris Blues documents these most precious stolen moments. This series of photos plays as a symphony of my own existence — often lost, though never off course — and always in search of melody.”
Previous Collaborations and the Significance of the Current Exhibition
This exhibition marks Bitton’s second collaboration with Leica following his 2016 show, “Darker than Blue.” “Paris Blues: A Decade of Moments and Reflections” at the Leica Gallery stands as a celebration of Bitton’s artistic integrity, innovation, and his commitment to capturing profound beauty in each frame.
Leica Camera – A Commitment to Photography
Leica Camera AG, a premium international manufacturer of cameras and sports optics, is known for its high-quality products, German craftsmanship, and industrial design. Leica is deeply involved in promoting photography through various initiatives, including the Leica Galleries, Leica Akademies, the Leica Hall of Fame Award, and the Leica Oskar Barnack Award (LOBA). Headquartered in Wetzlar, Hesse, with a production site in Vila Nova de Famalicão, Portugal, Leica has a global presence with national organizations and retail stores.
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