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Published July 28th 2014
Enjoy Paris charm without leaving Brisbane
Francophiles are in for a treat when, as part of it's 50th anniversary celebration in 2014, French hotel brand Sofitel celebrates with a free photography exhibition of all things Parisian.
Brisbane lovers of all things French can enjoy it free at the hotel lobby of the Sofitel Brisbane Central until 24 September.
The exhibition features evocative images of Paris and will travel across the country.
The hotel chain has commissioned Donald Williams of Global Arts Projects to curate an exhibition paying homage to the brand's French heritage which will travel to a variety of Sofitel properties across the country.
The 'Iconic Paris' exhibition will feature images of Paris by San Francisco based, Melbourne born photographer, Jon Rendell.
Les Deux Magots, January 1978 is one of many images by John Rendell that will appear in the exhibition.
Featuring a collection of black and white photography, Rendell's subjects are the familiar iconic images of Paris that we have all grown to admire and images that have inspired us to travel to what's arguably the world's most romantic city.
The photographs follow in the tradition of other photographers of that city including Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau, Brassaï, and Eugène Atget.
Le dejeuner sur l'herbe, Musee d'Orsay, Paris January 1978.
The exhibition will delight in house hotel guests as well as locals as Sofitel celebrates 50 years of French hospitality.