About Paris Métro Saint-Sulpice

About the Métro Saint-Sulpice Project

Selected Exhibits
2013-14   Maison de la RATP, Paris
2013         Galerie du Luxembourg, Mairie du 6e Arrondissement, Paris

Photographer Evvy Eisen outside the exhibit in Paris

Photographer Evvy Eisen outside the exhibit in Paris

Permanent Collections
RATP         Paris

I have photographed in Paris for over twenty years. During a recent visit there, I saw workmen preparing the walls of the Saint-Sulpice Métro station for renovation.

As they peeled back decades of advertisements, fragments of each were revealed. Designs, abstractions and surreal collage-like compositions emerged and evolved. 

I photographed just steps ahead of the workers as they tore at each section and uncovered parts of each layer. These images existed only at the moment I captured them. Within hours, the platform was stripped bare and what was briefly visible was gone forever. These photographs were taken with 35mm color film and have not been digitally manipulated in any way.

The series was first exhibited in Paris at the City Hall of the 6th arrondisement in autumn 2013. It was then installed at the headquarters of the RATP through April 2014. The RATP, Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens, is responsible for public transport in Paris including the Métro, tram and bus services. Recognizing the significance of these unique images, the RATP purchased a set of prints for their permanent collection.

Individual photographs and limited edition prints are available for sale. The exhibit is available for presentation at venues in the United States.

* RATP (Régie Autonome des Transports Parisiens) is responsible for public transport in Paris and its surrounding Île-de-France region, including the Métro, tram and bus services.