PARIS

Girdner's photos of postwar Paris abound with the exuberance of a young American liberated from the bonds of fighting a war as the city around him bounces back from German occupation.  This was a prolific period for the artist, whose subjects ranged from his Bohemian friends to the great Paris wholesale food market, Les Halles, to iconic Paris monuments such as the Tour Eiffel and Arc de Triomphe.

ARC DE TRIOMPHE - 1949

ARC DE TRIOMPHE - 1949

silver gelatin print 45 1/2" by 36 3/4"

EIFFEL TOWER REFLECTION - 1948

EIFFEL TOWER REFLECTION - 1948

silver gelatin print 16" by 16"

GRANDMOTHER & GRANDDAUGHTER - 1950

GRANDMOTHER & GRANDDAUGHTER - 1950

vintage silver gelatin print 19" by 20 1/2"

COMIC BOOK MARKET - 1949

COMIC BOOK MARKET - 1949

vintage silver gelatin print 11" by 13 3/4"

ARC DE TRIOMPHE INTERIOR - 1949

ARC DE TRIOMPHE INTERIOR - 1949

vintage silver gelatin print 20" by 24"

GOAT MILK SELLER - 1947

GOAT MILK SELLER - 1947

silver gelatin print 16" by 16"

SWORD SWALLOWER - 1949

SWORD SWALLOWER - 1949

silver gelatin print 13 1/2" by 19"

LES HALLES -1949

LES HALLES -1949

silver gelatin print 15 3/4" by 15 3/4"

CAFÉ- 1947

CAFÉ- 1947

silver gelatin print 15 1/2" by 15 1/2"

PARIS STREET - 1949

PARIS STREET - 1949

vintage silver gelatin print 20" by 24"

JANINE - 1949

JANINE - 1949

silver gelatin print 15 1/2" by 15 1/2"

EIFFEL TOWER STRUTS - 1948

EIFFEL TOWER STRUTS - 1948

silver gelatin print 15 1/2" by 15 1/2"

LA SEINE - 1950

LA SEINE - 1950

vintage silver gelatin print 13 3/4" by 16 3/4"

OLD WOMAN WASHING - 1949

OLD WOMAN WASHING - 1949

vintage silver gelatin print 13 1/2" by 17 1/2"

FRENCH STUDENTS AND POLICEMAN - 1949

FRENCH STUDENTS AND POLICEMAN - 1949

silver gelatin print 10" by 14"