Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Jacques Henri Lartigue

I have always said that Lartigue's work was that as seen through a child's eyes and indeed that is what much of it was.  He was born into a wealthy family in France and he photographed what was around him starting at age seven -- he documented daily life and quite often, society ladies. It wasn't, however, until later in life that his childhood photographs were given recognition.  Quite by accident, he was ultimately introduced to John Szarkowski, curator of the Museum of Modern Art who produced an exhibition of his work.  As an adult, Lartigue shot fashion and just about anyone he met.  To read more on Jacques Henri Lartigue, click here and here and here.

Richard Avedon as photographed by Jacques Henri Lartigue / 1966

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