An Album of a Century: Photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue

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“I take photographs with love, so I try to make them art objects. But I make them for myself first and foremost — that is important.” – Jacques-Henri Lartigue

French photographer and painter Jacques-Henri Lartigue (1894-1986) is most famous for his stunning photos of automobile races, planes, and fashionable Parisian women from the turn of the century. This lecture explores Lartigue’s photographs from his first sincere, often playful, presentation of friends, family, and French society made as early as age 6 to his later fashion layouts and portraits.