Outdoor Art Hits The Left Bank

Paris has no shortage of art and culture upon which to feast your eyes. Even if you aren’t interested in spending hours inside one of the city’s numerous museums or art galleries, you can still take in some creative wonders on your walk to the Métro.


The latest outdoor exhibition to hit the city is Photoquai, an annual presentation from the Musée du Quai Branly that sets up along the Seine every fall. In its fourth year, this free exhibit shines a spotlight on the unpublished works of non-European photographers. This year, 40 photographers from 31 countries are exhibiting works ranging from joyful bathing scenes in the waters of Peru, to technicolor warriors and superheroes in Chile and Australia. The vivid photographs provide a small dose of art and beauty to countless pedestrians walking by.


Photoquai runs from September 17th to November 17th along the Rive Gauche, just outside of the Musée du Quai Branly, with works continuing into the garden of the Musée.

Daniela Andrews is the founder of Curious Citizen, a lifestyle blog where she shares her unique point of view on life, style, travel, food, and design. Her writing has appeared in The Kit, National Post, and blogTO. She created Curious Citizen as a way to share her unique view with the world.

Image(s): Top to bottom: Courtesy of Curious Citizen; Roberto Tondopo © musée du quai Branly, Photoquai 2013; Mohammad Anisul Hoque © musée du quai Branly, Photoquai 2013