The exhibition Mondes Tsiganes (Gypsy Worlds) is a temporary exhibition on until the end of August, at the National Museum of the history of immigration, located in the 12th district of Paris.
Organised into two parts, the exhibition explores a representation of the Gypsy community through the history of photography.
The first part of the exhibition, Une histoire photographique, 1860-1980, addresses the mechanisms of stereotype construction that struck these communities, making it an iconic subject. It is a genuine visual presentation which is shown here, with a keen photographic eye : François Kollar, Emile Savitry, Jan Yoors, Jacques Leonard, Matteo Maximoff...
The second part, les Gorgan, 1995-2015, offers a sensitive portrait of a family that the photographer, Mathieu Pernot, was in contact with for over 20 years in Arles.
Do not hesitate to take advantage of the exceptional late night openings offered by the Museum every Wednesday evening from 23rd May to 22nd August until 9:30 pm. !
Note that: for family visits, a fun book can be downloaded on the museum official website (children from 9 years old).
Take a look at visit cosmopolitan districts in Paris and go in search of communities from all over the world.