Portrait photographer at the head of a luxurious studio in Geneva, Fred Boissonnas enjoyed international success thanks to the Universal Exhibition in Paris in 1900, which allowed him to expand his commercial empire and buy Nadar's studio. Representative of the pictorialist movement in the 1890s, he however freed himself from it in 1903 when he began to travel in the Mediterranean (Greece, Italy, Tunisia, Egypt…). His photographic work, marked by the desire to combine scientific analysis and poetic reverie, therefore acquires a deeply original dimension that the history of photography only reassesses today in its proper place.
This exhibition catalog pays tribute to his avant-garde work, both artistic and technical, thanks to the reproduction of numerous silver prints, gravure printing, contact sheets, autochromes, slides, posters and handwritten documents. A reference book for an exceptional photographer.
Fred Boissonnas et la Mediterranée
— Une Odyssée photographique
|Release Place||Genève, Switzerland|
|Topics||History Of Photography|
|Dimensions||19.0 × 25.5 × 2.0 cm|
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