Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Jacques Henri Lartigue

French photographer and painter Jacques Henri Lartigue, born in 1894, started using a camera at the age of only six, and continued throughout his lifetime; seizing almost a century of French culture through his lens. Never before had automobile races, frolicking children, and fashionable Parisian women been captured in such a way. 120 photo albums, a MoMA exhibition, and various magazine editorials are among some of his grander achievements.