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Copyright: Gisele Freund, <a href="">IMEC PARIS</a>. Courtesy University of Victoria Special Collections
Copyright: Gisele Freund, IMEC PARIS. Courtesy University of Victoria Special Collections


Paris to Victoria: Exhibit of rare photos (PDF)

For the first time in Canada, British Columbians have an opportunity to view a rare collection of photographs of James Joyce in Paris taken in 1938 by the young Franco-German photographer Gisèle Freund.

According to UVic Joyce scholar Dr. J. Matthew Huculak, “James Joyce loved Paris—it was his spiritual home—but he absolutely hated being photographed. In 1938, Freund convinced Joyce to let her take a series of photographs that would become famous around the world. The result was the only colour photographs of Joyce ever taken – one which was chosen as the cover of Time Magazine in 1939.”

  • What: “Paris to Victoria: a Photographic Exhibition of GiseÌ€le Freund’s Paris”
  • When: June 16 to July 1, Monday to Friday from 10:30 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Where: Room A003, McPherson Library Special Collections Reading Room, UVic

The exhibition is a joint project of the UVic Libraries, the Department of English, the Modernist Versions Project and the Electronic Textual Cultures Lab.

Admission is free and everyone is welcome.

UVic is accessible by sustainable travel options including transit and cycling. For those arriving by car, pay parking is in effect. Evening parking is $2.50. Parking info and campus maps:

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Media contacts:

  • Dr. J. Matthew Huculak (Department of English) at 250-217-0063 or
  • Susan Henderson (Library Communications) at 250-853-3612 or
  • Tara Sharpe (University Communications + Marketing) at 250-721-6248 or

Matt Huculak

Postdoctoral Fellow, Digital Scholarship, University of Victoria Libraries; Co-Founder, Modernist Versions Project

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