Jet Off to Paris Without Packing a Bag

The Art Institute will transform into the City of Lights next weekend.

You don’t need to jet off Brangelina-style to spend the weekend in France and still be at work Monday morning.

Next Friday, October 24th, the Art Institute will transform into the City of Lights to honor late photographer, Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Credited as the “father of photojournalism,” Cartier-Bresson is famous for his candid photos of seemingly mundane moments on the streets of Paris. He did not allow his work to be cropped or manipulated in any way, and preferred to catch moments in black and white.

He once said, “In photography, the smallest thing can be a great subject. The little human detail can become a leitmotif.” (Makes you want to look up “leitmotif,” doesn’t it?)

The Art Institute is re-creating the streets Cartier-Bresson strolled to show enthusiasts the Paris that the famed photographer saw through the lens of his Leica.

Complete with music, drinks and appetizers, the party will continue at the neighboring Hard Rock Hotel

Ooh, la, la.

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