Gaston Paris (1903-1964) was an influential photojournalist who contributed for most of the 1930s to VU, the weekly magazine founded by Lucien Vogel in 1928. As the magazine’s sole salaried photographer, he collaborated with his stunning photographs and some famous names, including Laure Albin-Guillot, Germaine Krull, André Kertész, Martin Munkacsi Man Ray, and Robert Capa.
Gaston photographed some of the famous personalities and celebrities of his era. He also produced surrealist-influenced photographic series to illustrate the stories of notorious gangsters and femme Fatales in Detective magazine from the 1930s to the 1950s.
The photographs below were taken by Gaston Paris at a funfair in Paris in 1935. In the aftermath of his death, the Roger-Viollet agency acquired his archives.