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Matthew Pillsbury:
An American in the City of Light

Wednesday, March 4–Saturday, April 18, 2009

FIAF presents, in partnership with Alcatel-Lucent, its first commissioned exhibition in the FIAF Gallery, featuring the work of Matthew Pillsbury. In a series of exclusive photos taken last fall, this American photographer, raised in France, captures the wondrous city of Paris. Drawing inspiration from his bicultural background, Pillsbury brings a stunning representation of la capitale to New Yorkers.

Mr. Pillsbury’s photos address the themes of movement, transience, and cosmopolitan spaces. Using natural light, each shot requires a very long exposure time. The naturalism of the light source distorts the human form, rendering figures nearly ethereal in their flurry of activity.

Mr. Pillsbury’s photos are among the collections of renowned museums, including the Guggenheim and the Tate Modern. In 2007, Mr. Pillsbury won the prestigious Fondation HSBC pour la Photographie award for the visual acuity of his work.

FIAF Gallery
22 East 60th Street


Gallery Hours
Tue–Fri: 11am–6pm
Sat: 11am–5pm


Free and open
to the public

In partnership with
the Bonni Benrubi Gallery

Alcatel-Lucent is proud to
support Matthew Pillsbury:
An American in the City of Light


FIAF Winter 2009 Season Sponsors: American Airlines, the official airline of FIAF; Cultural Services of the French Embassy; Florence Gould Foundation; Herbert J. Seligmann Charitable Trust


Photos © Matthew Pillsbury Galeries Lafayette en fete
Paris 2008;
Le Grand Foyer Opéra de Paris
Palais Garnier 2008;
Grande Galerie de l'Evolution
Paris 2008;
Hordes La Galerie d'Anatomie Comparée Musée d'Histoire Naturelle Paris 2008

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