Publisher Note

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.

Artist Monograph

Fred Boissonnas

Fred Boissonnas et la Mediterranée

— Une Odyssée photographique

Release Place Genève, Switzerland
Edition 1st edition
Release Date 2020
Artist: Fred Boissonnas
ISBN-13: 9782732488462
Subform Photobook
Topics History Of Photography
Methods Photography
Language French
Dimensions 19.0 × 25.5 × 2.0 cm
Pages 192
Technique Offset