Ernst Haas, California, 1975
Visionary Color / Ernst Haas
Sep 6 – Nov 9, 2019
Les Douches la Galerie
Paris, France

Taken between 1952 and 1981, the photographs of Ernst Haas presented on display show an ambiguity bordering on the abstract, shot through with superimpositions, off-centered framing and blurriness.

If we go by what most histories of photography claim, 1976 is the year that color photography entered museums. And yet, fourteen years before William Eggleston and Stephen Shore, Ernst Haas had put together an exhibition explicitly subtitled Color Photography at New York’s Musuem of Modern Art. Encompassing some eighty images, Haas’ exhibition was the first monographic exhibition in color organized by the institution and a new accolade for the photographer.