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#LightBoxFF: Around the World with Street Artist JR

This week on #LightBoxFF, TIME speaks with French artist JR (@jr), popular for his large-scale, black-and-white portraits of people which he’s been pasting on walls around the world for the past decade. In 2011, he launched the Inside Out participatory project, calling on people to print and share their own portraits. This week, his latest body of work can be seen on the walls of one of Paris’s great monuments, the Pantheon.

Photograph by Vivian Maier—Maloof Collection, Courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery, New York

On view until June 1, 2014 at Jeu de Paume, Paris: Vivian Maier: A Photographic Revelation

With one hundred and twenty black and white silver prints and color derived from the original negatives and slides as well as extracts from super-8 films she realized in the 1960s and 1970s, the exhibition at the Château de Tours by Jeu de Paume, in collaboration with the City of Tours and diChroma photography, is the largest devoted to Vivian Maier in France. This project, developed by John Maloof in collaboration with the Howard Greenberg Gallery in New York, is a first approach to the work, revealing a unique eye, poetry and humanism.

For more photography events beyond the web in December, visit The Guide on LightBox.

Photograph by Greg Gorman—Helmut Newton Estate

On view until May 18, 2014 at the Helmut Newton Foundation, Berlin: Helmut Newton: Paris-Berlin. Exhibition Grand Palais 2012, Greg Gorman: Men

Since its inauguration in the summer of 2004, the Helmut Newton Foundation has organized and presented exhibitions on a regular basis. The 2012 exhibition at the Grand Palais in Paris was the first comprehensive presentation of Newton’s work in the French capital city since his death. This exhibition returns to its source for a show in Berlin. More than 200 photographs in black & white and color are featured in various formats, including vintage prints.

In “June’s Room,” American portrait photographer Greg Gorman exhibits a series of male nude photographs that were created between 1988 and 2012. Gorman launched his career while still a student in Kansas City, with pictures he took of Jimi Hendrix at a concert in 1968. Later in California, Gorman remained true to show business and in addition to numerous commercial jobs, photographed primarily actors and musicians. At the same time he started exploring nude photography.

For more photography events beyond the web in December, visit The Guide on Lightbox.

Photograph by Charles Ommanney—Reportage by Getty Images for TIME

For this week’s issue of TIME, award-winning photojournalist Charles Ommanney followed New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg as he traveled from Paris to London for our cover story by Michael Scherer. Ommanney, a veteran political photographer who has covered the White House for 12 years, spoke to LightBox about his life in politics and what it’s like covering the outgoing mayor.

Im Kurtze Erscheint Anonyme Skulpturen                                                                 Poster for the publication of Anonyme Skulpturen, Düsseldorf, Germany, 1970

Photographic duo Bernd and Hilla Becher created one of the most respected bodies of work in modern photography. An exhibition at Paris Photo this week highlights their career with photographs, books and printed ephemera.

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Linge qui sèche [Drying clothes] , 2012 

Laurent Chéhère’s “Flying Houses” project is at once a charming, imaginative take on Paris and a wistful vision of dreams deferred.

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To prepare for his cover sitting with Marion Cotillard for TIME Style&Design’s fall issue, photographer Peter Hapak hit the archives, collecting pictures of Paris and Parisian fashion during the 1930s, including the work of famed French photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue. 

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Paolo Roversi

Guinevere behind the table, Paris, 2004

Few publishers in the history of photography have had as lengthy a track record of producing books that are now considered the medium’s landmarks as Robert Delpire, who is honored in a tribute exhibition in New York City. See more here.


This photograph, believe it or not, was taken near Shanghai.

Spanish photographer Pablo Conejo traveled to China to document the rapid development of a country full of contradictions. In Shanghai he found himself immersed in a futuristic urban landscape. See more here.

Francois Mori—AP

March 20, 2012. Suspended by wires, Chinese artist Li Wei performs in the sky at La Villette in Paris.

From Aung San Suu Kyi’s election campaign and the mourning of the Pope of the Coptic Orthodox Church in Cairo to protests for Trayvon Martin and the celebration of the Afghan New Year, TIME’s photo department presents the best images of the week. See more here.

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