Paris, USA

 

Victor d’Allant recently drove thousands of kilometers to report from small American towns named Paris —from Paris, Idaho (pop. 479) in Mormon country, to Paris, Texas, the city made famous by Wim Wenders.

 

A personal road trip deep into the South and the Midwest, as well as an intimate look into Middle America, “PARIS, USA” explores the forgotten Americans’ way of life.

 

GÉO France recently published a twelve-page portfolio of his work (PDF here) as did FRANCE-AMÉRIQUE (PDF here).

 

An exhibition of his photographs at the Leica Gallery in Los Angeles / West Hollywood was canceled in 2020. It took place instead in Paris (the one in France) between February and June 2022, thanks to San Francisco contemporary art foundation 836M, European real estate firm PAREF and LEICA France.