Many a Parisian admires Saint-Eustache. The church is historic, socially committed – and collects art. During the 1871 Commune, a woman preached the abolition of marriage here. These days, its clergy here are equally proud of their food bank, their free organ recitals (Sundays at 5:30) and their altarpiece by Keith Haring.
On a sunny autumn day, it’s something special.
Photos by Steve Sampson; all rights reserved
If you’re celebrating, Happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy some sounds from the Jardin du Luxembourg after the rain…
They were never meant to be seen in public. Yet they are treasures. In honour of Paris Photo 2016, designer Agnès B has filled her gallery with portraits of transvestites. All are amateur and they were taken over a century.
It’s a fascinating look at lives we can barely imagine.
Called Mauvais Genre (French for “bad form” or “the wrong impression”), the collection was assembled by Sébastien Lifshitz. In 2012, Lifshitz made The Invisibles, documentary that gave a voice to gay elders.
It won him the César for best documentary. But, with these photos, each one seems to hold an entire history.
• Part of the collection appears in the catalogue, Mauvais Genre
All photographs owned by Sébastien Lifshitz