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October 4, 2015

28 Amazing Black and White Photographs That Capture Street Scenes of Paris in 1956

Born in 1928 in Abbazia, which was then Italy but is now Croatia, Frank Horvat is an internationally renowned fashion photographer, who has recently celebrated fifty years experience in the field.

He moved to Paris in 1955. From between 1957 to 1962 he was traveling between Paris, London and New York, working for Jardin des Modes, Elle, Glamour, Vogue, Harper's Bazaar, etc.

Throughout these years he has not only embraced fashion photography, but also been unafraid to experiment and adapt to new technologies, transcending the confines of photographic borders.

Below is a collection of 28 amazing black and white photographs of Paris taken by Frank Horvat in 1956...

Christmas shoppers near Galeries Lafayette

Saint-Lazare area

Traffic congestion

Champs Élisées

Pedestrians crossing

Metro station at Strasbourg Saint-Denis

Place Concorde

Avenue des Champs Élisées

Avenue Carnot


Porte Saint-Denis

République area

Pont des Invalides

Parc Monceau

Pont des Arts

Eiffel Tower

Pedestrians seen from the Eiffel Tower

A wall of the Panthéon seen from Notre Dame

Place de l'Étoile area

Ile Saint-Louis



Girl on bench

Saint-Michel area

Bois de Boulogne, prostitutes

Lingerie shop window

Hat competition

Policeman at place de la Concorde

(Photos © Frank Horvat)


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