During the first week of our housesit in Nice we visited the Photography Museum conveniently situated alongside the Flower Market on Cours Saleya.
From the exterior it appears to be a rather drab, unimpressive building, but those thoughts are banished as soon as one steps inside.
The collection is impressive on many levels and even more so as we recognized a number of these famous photographs.
|Migrant Mother by Dorthea Lange, 1936|
|Death of a Republican Solder by Robert Capa, 1936|
|Greta Garbo by George Hoyningen-Huene, 1955|
|Marlene Dietrich by Martin Munkacsi, 1936-1940|
|Marilyn Monroe by Marti Cole, 1959|
|Ana Karina by Frank Horvat, 1959|
|Marilyn Monroe - The Last Sitting by Bert Stern, 1962|
|Portrait of an Asian Girl by Domenico Foschi, 1954|
In another gallery next door we discovered the photography of Thierry Girard taken on his trip to China in 2001 as well as a number of cases of camera equipment.
|Park with Flowers, Hangzhao by Thierry Girard, 2001|
The museum is well worth a visit while in Nice and entry costs €10/person. Depending upon your length of stay in Nice, however, we recommend purchasing the museum pass. The 7-day pass offers access to fourteen museums and costs an economical €20/per person.
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