Image courtesy of 61 and Remy Ourdan.
05 Jul 2011
Places: 61 in Paris
What are the best spots around the world for photographers to kick back, enjoy a drink while getting work done? In Paris, a group of writers and photographers got together to launch "61"
BJP continues its worldwide tour of the best bars, cafés, clubs and restaurants for photographers. Last week, we presented Fotocaféen in Copenhagen, Denmark. Now, we're going to Paris at 61.
Founded in July 2009, 61 is the brain child of war correspondent Remy Ourdan of Le Monde newspaper. He got together with his brother Pascal Ourdan, as well as "a bunch of friends, including writers Karen Lajon and Jean Hatzfeld, and photographer Laurent Van der Stockt," to create a bar of fine wines and good music.
61 holds regular photography exhibitions - Jerome Sessini, Julien Chatelin and Jerome Delay have already been on show, as well as Patrick Chauvel and Kai Wiedenhöfer. "But the heart of 61's identity are the '61 photo collections'," says Remy Ourdan. Once a year, he sends a "key word" to all his friends photographers, and "they offer one or several pictures to 61."
So far, Ourdan has created three collections - "Bars" in 2009, "Love Stories" in 2010, and "Revolution" this year. Among the participating photographers are Abbas, Andrew Testa, Ashley Gilbertson, Bénédicte Kurzen, Christopher Morris, Gary Knight, Kate Brooks, Olivier Laban-Mattei, Patrick Baz, Ron Haviv, Véronique de Viguerie and many others.
"Revolution will go on the walls from 05 September," Ourdan tells BJP.
The bar is located at 3 rue de l'Oise, 75019 Paris, France. For more details, visit the bar's Facebook page.
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Image © Patrick Chauvel, courtesy of 61.
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