Engaged photography

Three prized contemporary photographers are displayed at the prestigious Parisian Contemporary Museum, Centre Pompidou. David Goldblatt, from South Africa, presented the works of his Fatherland; while Broomberg & Chanarin, from London and Berlin respectively exhibit a different but complimentary photographic style.

Ebba Brahe Jewellery

Inspired by a Swedish king’s love for his beloved countess, Ebba Brahe, Charlotte Ramel presented her jewellery collection, at the Ritz, in Paris. It was King Gustav II Adolf’s gift – a pearl necklace with matching earrings – to the woman that he couldn’t marry, that gave Charlotte the idea of her brand. This is an interview with one of Ebba Brahe’s direct descendants, the jeweller, Charlotte Ramel.

The Middle Eastern Christians

This winter, at IMA (Institut du Monde Arabe), in Paris, the two thousand year old Middle Eastern Christian history is being shown. Hundreds of objects, manuscripts, sculptures and photographs from Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, Egypt, Iraq and Palestine remind us where Christianity started long before spreading to the West.