Mimmo Jodice is the first to capture Paris as it catapults into an unknown future. Jodice's Paris is not the romanticized Paris of the popular imagination; it is a city undergoing a radical transformation. Before his lens, Paris is unfamiliar; even its landmarks vibrate with movement and possibility. In these extraordinary photographs, Jodice disrupts conventional notions of time and space, revealing Paris's momentum as it verges upon the millenium. In Paris: City of Light, Jodice's remarkable photographs are supplemented by reflections on the city by some of history's greatest writers and thinkers - including Charles Baudelaire, F. T. Marinetti, Raymond Queneau, and others. Their words together with Jodice's luminous photographs provide a renewed vision of the world's best-loved city, by one of the world's most revered photographers. Jodice's photographs in Paris: City of Light were commissioned by the City of Paris and are part of an exhibition opening in May 1998 at the Maison Europeenne de la Photographie, Paris.