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Willy Ronis, Lovers of the Bastille, Paris 1957. Courtesy of Boogie Woogie Photography and the S.Kovalsky collection

Capturing Life: The Photography of Willy Ronis

16 September - 21 October



We are pleased to present “Capturing Life: The Photography of Willy Ronis”, a solo exhibition by the renowned French photographer at the Loft in Wong Chuk Hang from 16 September to 21 October 2023. The collection is presented together with 18th-century French museum-quality furniture and decorative art displayed by the Kraemer Gallery based in Paris.

Willy Ronis (1910-2009) was a pioneer of humanist photography, a movement that emerged in post-war France, seeking to document the human condition with authenticity and empathy.

Throughout his long and prolific career, Ronis left precious visual memories of the twentieth century. Focused on documenting everyday life and people’s joy and sorrow, he developed a unique style characterized by his deep sensitivity and ability to find poetry in the mundane. From the bustling streets of Paris to the intimate moments between lovers, Ronis’ images offer a glimpse into the universal human experience.

This carefully curated exhibition of Ronis’ most iconic works is a rare selection from the private collection of Stephane Kovalsky, Ronis’ grandson. It showcases Ronis’ remarkable talent for composition and storytelling. Each photograph is a testament to Ronis’ unwavering curiosity about the world and his ability to find beauty in unexpected places.

“Le Nu Provençal”, is perhaps Ronis’ most famous photograph. The image is renowned as an intimate and respectful portrait of his wife Marie-Anne Lansiaux in Gordes in Provence, taken in the summer of 1949.

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16 September
21 October
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