Florette, Paris, January, 1944
20 x 16 inch silver gelatin print
24 x 20 inch silver gelatin print
Jacques-Henri Lartigue (1894-1986) was born at Courbevoie, France, and he grew up in Paris. His father, a businessman and passionate amateur photographer, gave him his first camera at the age of seven. He was very quickly attracted by movement and, after mastering the technique, took his first ‘snapshots’ of tennis, swimming, bobsledding and other games. In 1932, attracted by the...