Paris Photographs 1955

up:date November 1, 2022 by Jans Bock-Schroeder

In 1955, a young photographer, Ingeborg Geissler, accompanied the Bochum Schauspielhaus to Paris. The ensemble, led by the Theater Director Hans Schalla, performed Sartre's "The Devil and the Good Lord" at the prestigious Theatre Sarah Bernhardt

The stairs of the Rue Foyatier, Paris 1955
The stairs of the Rue Foyatier

One of the most famous streets in Paris, it runs from the bottom of the hill, alongside Park Louise Michel and up to the Sacre-Coeur. Comprising 222 stairs, the 100m staircase is the longest of all Montmartre's staircases.


Capturing the magic of Paris

Lantern in front of a house in Paris
Impression of Paris

With her Rolleiflex, Ingeborg Geissler captured the unique beauty of the French capital.

The young photographer walked through the streets of the French capital. With her Rolleiflex and accompanied by a young playwright she had met in the theater, she discovered the unique beauty of Paris.

Lantern in front of a house in Paris
River Seine

The Seine is the center and defining feature of Paris, a river that flows through the heart of this vibrant city. Ingeborg Geissler's photo collection provides a photographic account of Parisian life in 1955.

Girl sitting on steps in Paris
Girl on the steps

In Geissler's photographs, the facial expressions and play of Parisian children (les enfants de Paris) reveal the story of the city.

Birdcage in Parisian Window
Birdcase, Paris

Ingeborg Geissler explored this vibrant city during her photographic adventure. Her work highlights both the historical sights of Paris as well as the unique atmosphere and singular moments that are often overlooked.


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