PARIS WALKS a photographic guide to the hidden shopping streets of Paris
by SUZUN HUGHES
About the Book
PARIS WALKS is a travel guide as well as a beautifully presented photographic history with 108 pages and over 100 high quality photographs. Walk into the past with this detailed guide to the secret passages and galleries of the City of Lights. These unique architectural structures in Paris constructed between the late 1700s and the mid-1800s offered an oasis where the middle class could enjoy the shopping experience. Less than 30 of the original 150 passages built are still standing, and the majority of those are on the right bank in the first and second arrondissement. Visiting these passages offers an opportunity to experience Paris as it was and as it is now.
Philadelphia-born, longtime San Franciscan and current Virginia resident, Suzun Hughes is an Abstract painter and Fine Art photographer. She studied painting and printmaking at the San Francisco Art Institute after graduating from San Francisco State University’s Multimedia Studies Program and Villanova University. For six months, between 2011 and 2013, She was a resident at Cité Internationale des Arts, which is located in the Marais district, in the 4th arrondissement of Paris. Cité Internationale des Arts, which opened in 1965, provides housing and studio space for professional artists who want to develop artistic work in France. During this time Suzun both discovered by chance and fell in love with the ancient galleries and passages, and made it a project to photograph every remaining structure and learn their histories. Paris Walks represents her love affair with Paris and it is a guide and a tribute to the City of Lights.