Seeing the World Through the Window of Photographer AHAE

Seeing the World Through the Window of Photographer AHAE

The powerful photographs of a well-known Korean photographer will be displayed in the Tuileries garden near the Louvre until July 23, 2012.

The photographer, who goes by the name AHAE, was born in Japan during the Japanese colonization of Korea in the early 1940s, but his family returned to the southern part of the Korean peninsula at the end of World War II.

Art has always been a part of AHAE’s life, and he pursued an education in drawing, painting and sculpture as a youth. His passion for photography began in the 1970s, and since that time, he has built a reputation as a talented photographer.

Now, the Tuileries garden is presenting a special exhibit called De Ma Fenêtre (Through My Window), which will showcase a collection of photographs taken over two years from a single window in AHAE’s photography studio. AHAE recorded the events of every day as they appeared through this window, taking between 2,000 and 4,000 shots per day.

In order to present this impressive collection, a temporary 1,000-square-meter gallery was built in the Tuileries garden. There, photographs in very large, large and medium-sized formats will be displayed. These photographs show images of animals, nature, and elements like rain, wind and snow through the eyes — and the window — of this extraordinary photographer.

AHAE has stated that his goal in creating this exhibition was to encourage people to open their eyes and really pay attention to the world around them. Guests of the Hotel de la Tour Maubourg who want to discover AHAE’s vision of the world can do so for free by visiting the Tuileries garden.

De Ma Fenêtre / Through My Window
Jardin des Tuileries, 75001 Paris
Every day from 10 a.m. until 10 p.m.
Free