La Maison de la photographie
Inaugurated in 2002 and situated in the old town, La Maison de la photographie is a museum institution of Toulon City.
A former Turkish bath, the building has kept its original circular structure.
A springboard for local artists, La Maison de la photographie also displays international works.
A gallery of temporary exhibitions, this place also dedicates to photojournalism and plastician photography (this name indicates contemporary artistic productions). La maison de la photographie is closely connected to the photographic collection of Toulon's Art Museum, which a first photographic collection of a hundred works was presented in autumn, 1977, under the impulse, in particular, of Toulon photographers Hélène and Rachel Théret. In the 80s, the policy of acquisition turned more to plastician photography.
Rich in more than 400 works, the photographic collection of Toulon museum displays works of humanist photographers, such as Henri Cartier-Bresson, Edouard Boubat, Robert Doisneau or Marc Riboud, the author of the famous photograph called "La fille à la fleur" (The Girl With The Flower), a symbol of American pacifist youth during demonstrations against Vietnam war. The Provencal school is represented by Denis Brihat and Lucien Clergue, at the origin of the creation of the International meetings of Photography, in Arles. Gilbert's works and George, Denis Oppenheim or Urs Lüthi characterized by their plastician and abstract dimensions (painting, sculpture, video, installation, performance) take place among the remarkable works of the collection.