Exhibition Henri Dauman in Nice

The Exhibition Henri Dauman in Nice is held at the Musée Charles Nègre de la photographie in Nice, until May 26, 2024.

Exhibition Henri Dauman in Nice

exposition Henri Daumann à Nice : The Manhattan darkroom
Exhibition Henri Daumann in NiceThis Henri Dauman exhibition is subtitled: The Manhattan darkroom or in French: La chambre noire de Manhattan.

Featuring some 170 photographs by Henri Dauman, the exhibition is a comprehensive retrospective of contemporary American life.
We discover Andy Wharhol’s first exhibitions, the birth of Minimal Art, and the work of numerous precursors such as Merce Cunningham, Philip Glass and Walter Wendy Carlos.
Henri Dauman photographed artists such as jazz musicians, bringing out all their sensitivity and personality. Miles Davis, for example.
Henri Dauman is almost a photographer of the inner life of these characters.

But he also photographs personalities who have reshaped politics, or rather political communication, such as John Fitzgerald Kennedy.
Henri Dauman also shows us minorities, such as the African-American women demonstrating against segregation in the United States.
It’s a kind of recent history of American society that unfolds before our eyes, in photos.

Who is Henri Dauman

Henri Dauman (1933-2023) was born in Montmartre. Orphaned at the end of the Second World War, he emigrated to New York to be reunited with an uncle.
The city fascinated him, as much by its architecture as by the life that went on there. He never stopped photographing it.
He began a career as a French correspondent for the French press. But he soon began contributing to American magazines, including the cultural supplement of the New York Times.
Henri Dauman brings a new perspective on America, a testimony to its cultural and social effervescence.

Practical information

Charles Nègre Museum of Photography
1, Place Pierre Gautier, near Cours Saleya in Vieux Nice

Open every day
except Mondays, December 25, January 1, Easter Sunday and May 1.

  • The museum: open from 10am to 6pm
  • The gallery: open 10am to 12:30pm and 1:30pm to 6pm

official website


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