Sabine Weiss - Paris
Sabine Weiss
Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1951
36 5/8 x 24 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Petite Fille, Petit Arbre, Espagne
Sabine Weiss
Petite Fille, Petit Arbre, Espagne
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1981, printed later
image: 12 1/8 x 8 1/8 inches, paper: 16 x 12 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Naples
Sabine Weiss
Naples
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1955, printed 2015
10 3/8 x 13 1/4 inches, paper: 12 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Gare St. Lazare, Paris
Sabine Weiss
Gare St. Lazare, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1954, Printed Later
image: 9 3/4 x 14 3/4 inches, paper: 12 x 16 inches

Signed on recto. Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Sortir de Métro, Paris
Sabine Weiss
Sortir de Métro, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1955, Printed Later
image: 17 1/2 x 12 3/8 inches, paper: 20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - La 2 CV, Paris
Sabine Weiss
La 2 CV, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1957
image: 12 1/2 x 10 1/8 inches, paper: 16 x 12 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Cartes Postales Tour Eiffel
Sabine Weiss
Cartes Postales Tour Eiffel
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1955, Printed Later
12 x 15 3/4 inches

Signed in ink on recto. Signed in pencil on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Pont Neuf, Paris
Sabine Weiss
Pont Neuf, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1952, Printed Later
image: 11 7/8 x 18 1/8 inches, paper: 19 7/8 x 24 inches

Signed on recto. Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Photographe a Londres
Sabine Weiss
Photographe a Londres
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1954, printed 2015
image: 16 1/2 x 12 5/8 inches, paper: 20 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Vers la Lumière, Paris
Sabine Weiss
Vers la Lumière, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1953, Printed later
image: 17 1/4 x 11 5/8 inches, paper: 20 x 16 inches

Signed on recto. Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Le triporteur, rue de la Paix, Paris
Sabine Weiss
Le triporteur, rue de la Paix, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1957
23 1/2 x 32 1/2 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Paris shoes window
Sabine Weiss
Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1955, printed 2015
Image: 11 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches, Paper: 16 x 12 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Courses à Auteuil, Paris
Sabine Weiss
Courses à Auteuil, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1952, Printed Later
image: 11 1/2 x 17 1/4 inches, paper: 15 1/2 x 19 1/2 inches

Signed on recto. Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Homme, Coin de rue Tentes
Sabine Weiss
Homme, Coin de rue Tentes
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1950, Printed Later
image: 17 3/8 x 13 1/2 inches, paper: 19 7/8 x 16 inches

Signed on recto. Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Michel
Sabine Weiss
Michel
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1949
31 3/4 x 23 5/8 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Velo Nuit Naples (Bicycle at Night in Naples)
Sabine Weiss
Velo Nuit Naples (Bicycle at Night in Naples)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1955
16 x 20 inches

Signed in pencil on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Place Blanche, Paris (Le Restaurant Coquet)
Sabine Weiss
Place Blanche, Paris (Le Restaurant Coquet)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1953, printed later
image: 9 3/8 x 11 3/4 inches, paper: 12 x 15 7/8 inches

Signed on recto. Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Je Suis un Cheval
Sabine Weiss
Je Suis un Cheval
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1952, Printed Later
12 x 15 7/8 inches

Signed in ink on recto. Signed in pencil on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Inde
Sabine Weiss
Inde
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1986
23 5/8 x 36 1/4 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Couples Amoureux, Place République
Sabine Weiss
Couples Amoureux, Place République
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1955, Printed Later
12 x 15 7/8 inches

Signed in ink on recto. Signed and dated in pencil on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Clochard, Le Baroud Poussé par Son Ami
Sabine Weiss
Clochard, Le Baroud Poussé par Son Ami
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1955, Printed Later
12 x 15 7/8 inches

Signed in ink on recto. Signed in pencil on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Paris
Sabine Weiss
Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1952, printed later
image: 10 x 10 inches, paper: 16 x 12 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Petit Garçon Regardant Oeuvre de Miro
Sabine Weiss
Petit Garçon Regardant Oeuvre de Miro
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1955, Printed Later
15 7/8 x 12 inches

Signed in ink on recto. Signed in pencil on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Jardin des Plantes, Paris
Sabine Weiss
Jardin des Plantes, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1952, printed later
image: 10 5/8 x 10 3/8 inches, paper: 16 x 12 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Manège Petite Fille, Bastille
Sabine Weiss
Manège Petite Fille, Bastille
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1952, Printed Later
15 7/8 x 12 inches

Signed in ink on recto. Signed in pencil on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Violoneux, Porte de St. Cloud
Sabine Weiss
Violoneux, Porte de St. Cloud
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1950, Printed Later
15 7/8 x 12 inches

Signed in ink on recto. Signed in pencil on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Bois de Boulogne, Paris
Sabine Weiss
Bois de Boulogne, Paris
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1952, printed later
image: 10 1/2 x 13 1/2 inches, paper: 12 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Amoureux et Marin (In Love and Marine)
Sabine Weiss
Amoureux et Marin (In Love and Marine)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1984
16 x 12 inches

Signed on verso

Sabine Weiss - 2 Ados, Terrain Vague (2 Teenagers)
Sabine Weiss
2 Ados, Terrain Vague (2 Teenagers)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1950, Printed Later
16 x 12 inches

Signed on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Bulgarie
Sabine Weiss
Bulgarie
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1994
36 x 23 5/8 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

La Guadeloupe
Sabine Weiss
La Guadeloupe
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1990, Printed 2015
image: 10 1/4 x 14 1/4 inches, paper: 12 x 16 inches

Signed, titled and dated on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Bois de Boulogne, Paris (Enfant et Ballon)
Sabine Weiss
Bois de Boulogne, Paris (Enfant et Ballon)
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1956, Printed 2008
16 x 12 inches

Signed on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Cheval
Sabine Weiss
Cheval
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1952, printed 2008
12 x 16 inches

Signed on verso

Sabine Weiss - Garçon sur Planche à Routlettes
Sabine Weiss
Garçon sur Planche à Routlettes
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1952, Printed Later
15 5/8 x 12 inches

Signed in ink on recto. Signed in pencil on verso.

Sabine Weiss - Rue Enfants Balayer
Sabine Weiss
Rue Enfants Balayer
Silver Gelatin Photograph
1954, Printed Later
12 x 15 7/8 inches

Signed in ink on recto. Signed and dated in pencil on verso.

For over sixty years, Sabine Weiss’s name has been synonymous with the seminal era of French Humanist photography. A living legend, Weiss’s images from 1950s Paris speak of a postwar time when a feeling of hope and joie de vivre could be felt in the people populating the city’s cafes, squares, streets, and in all corners throughout Paris. Weiss would photograph individuals going about their daily lives capturing their emotions and creating a style that combined spontaneity and informality, backed by photographer’s intuition and knack for seeing and celebrating the simple joys of life. As she said, “I take photographs to hold on to the ephemeral, capture chance, keep an image of something that will disappear: gestures, attitudes, objects that are reminders of our brief lives. The camera picks them up and freezes them at the very moment that they disappear. I love this constant dialogue between myself, my camera and my subject, which is what differentiates me from certain other photographers, who don’t seek this dialogue and prefer to distance themselves from their subject.”

Originally from Switzerland, Weiss moved to Paris in 1946 where she first assisted fashion photographer Willy Maywald learning much about composition and the technical aspects of photography. Her meeting with Robert Doisneau in 1952 in the offices of Vogue was decisive, as it led her to join the influential Rapho agency that would exhibit her work and she signed a nine-year contract as a Vogue photographer. During that period she would develop her permanent focus on humanity, making her one of the few reportage photographers whose work combined everyday poetry with sharp social observation. Weiss traveled the world and published a large number of reports in a range of magazines, such as Time, Life, Newsweek, Town and Country, and Paris Match. In 1955, Edward Steichen chose three of her photographs for the The Family of Man exhibition. Today she continues to exhibit her images at the age of 91.

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