ClairByKahn brings Halsman to Paris Photo 10-13 November 2022

Edward Steichen by Philippe Halsman 1959 © Philippe Halsman/Magnum Photos, Courtesy ClairbyKahn

We are delighted to announce the official fair image for the 25th edition of ParisPhoto, a jubilant portrait of Edward Steichen, one of the most prolific and influential figures in the history of photography, by Philippe Halsman, himself considered one of the best photo-portraitists in France and worldwide, and the inventor of the double-lens reflex camera.

You can find this work, and other vintage Halsman prints, at Paris Photo, November 10-13 2022 at the ClairbyKahn booth E15.


Who am I? / Wer bin ich?

Vögele Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon, Switzerland from May 22, 2016 to September 25, 2016

The Who Am I? exhibition explores the notion of identity through the work of iconic artists and photographers including Philippe Halsman. The exhibition is curated by Jon Bollmann and Pia Marti and includes artwork, new media, and exhibits from every day life. Along with Halsman, the exhibition features artists such as Selma Alaçam, Candice Breitz, Lewis Davidson, and Oliver Sturm.

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The attempt to understand our identity has preoccupied humankind since time immemorial. Each and every one of us grapples with the issue throughout our lifetime. Nevertheless, none of us can clearly or definitively answer the question: What makes us the person we are today?

Who Am I? runs from May 22, 2016 to September 25, 2016 at the Vögele Kultur Zentrum in Pfäffikon, Switzerland. The Vögele Kultur Zentrum (formerly the Seedamm Kulturzentrum) is a multidisciplinary contemporary art centre that is listed in the Swiss Inventory of Cultural Property of National and Regional Significance.

Variants from Dali’s Mustache

Variants from Dali’s Mustache, 23 unpublished portraits of Salvador Dali, on view at Dalí Theatre-Museum, Figueres, Spain.  Ongoing, check link below for current times.

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© Philippe Halsman Archive, image rights Fundació Gala-Salvador Dalí, Figueres, 2016

Astonish Me! (Étonnez-Moi!) Exhibition

Featuring over 300 vintage works, the Philippe Halsman exhibition spans his entire career and highlights his working process.

Currently on view Feb. 27, 2016 – June 12, 2016, Kunsthalle Rotterdam

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Philippe Halsman’s Jump Book

New edition now available!

With this beautiful facsimile edition, Damiani brings the classic 1959 photo-book back into print. Philippe Halsman’s Jump Book gathers nearly 200 Halsman portraits of famous subjects in midair. These uniquely witty and energetic images of airborne movie stars, politicians, royalty, artists and authors have become an important part of Halsman’s photographic legacy.

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“Halsman at Work” Lecture by Iréne Halsman

Daughter of the photographer, Iréne Halsman will give a talk at le Jeu de Paume, Friday October 23, 18:30, at Jeu de Paume, Paris.  Learn the back-stories of the making of some of Halsman’s most treasured pictures!  Lecture will be in English and French.

Irene's Lecture

Learn more about the lecture.

Astonish-Me! App for mobile devices

Jeu de Paume App

The official app from Le Jeu de Paume, it accompanies the exhibition and is available free for iPhone and Android .



Jeu de Paume, Paris France

Jeu de Paume Halsman

October 20, 2015 – January 24, 2016

This major retrospective exhibition features more than 300 pieces (original prints, contact sheets, mock-ups) highlighting Halsman’s creative process since his debut in Paris in the 1930s to his successful New York studio activity between 1940 and 1970. The show is produced by Musée d’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland, where it opened in 2014, and will travel to The Jeu de Paume (Paris), and Kunsthal Rotterdam (The Netherlands) in 2015, CaixaForum (Barcelona and Madrid) in 2016-2017.

The exhibition catalogue is published in French by ÉDITIONS PHOTOSYNTHÈSES  and in English by PRESTEL, including essays by Sam Stourdze, Anne Lacoste, Marc Aufraise, and the Halsman family.


Halsman in Korea

The Halsman family is happy to announce the opening of the exhibition Jumping with Love. Open until Feb 23rd, 2014 at the Sejong Center for the Performing Arts in Seoul Korea.

Read the Korea Times review of the show (scroll down in the new window).

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Leonard Nimoy Interview with Halsman



Recently discovered footage from 1973 interview on ABC-TV. Watch video.