For its first exhibition of the new season Galerie ARGENTIC offers an until now unpublished and exclusive selection of approximately thirty photographs from the archives of Roger Schall (1904-1995) which in most cases have never been exhibited. Roger Schall was an inter-war photographer, a contemporary of Brassaï, and excelled both in photo-reportage, of which he was one of the pioneers, and in fashion or portrait photography. In the early 1930s, the Leica and Rolleiflex “revolution” enabled him to satisfy his passion for the image taken from real life. Paris was his special terrain of exploration, and the night enabled him to capture and to reveal the sensitivities and contours that are so particular of this city of contrasts, with a real power. As a special environment for the Romantics of the 18th century, the night is an object of fascination for artists, first of all through the special status they accord to dr

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