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Cousteau, inventor of underwater photography
vendredi 23 juin 2017
Commander Cousteau left us 20 years ago, having helped several generations to dream with his documentary films of marine life.A naval officer before he became the oceanographic explorer we all know, Jacques-Yves Cousteau was also the co-inventor of the Aqua-Lung, which he patented with Emile Gagnan in 1945. In 1950, he founded the French...
  • Photography
New collection: the Willy Ronis donation
lundi 19 juin 2017
After an estate settlement lasting almost thirty years, the Médiathèque de l'Architecture et du Patrimoine this year takes charge of the complete works of Willy Ronis, one of the great photographers of the 20th century, now distributed by our agency.The photographer made his first donation to the French government in 1983. It was...
  • Photography
  • New Collections
The discreet charm of museum photography: the background
mercredi 19 avril 2017
The choice of background has considerable influence on the rendering of a photo. Be it paper, velvet, formica, PVC, or “arctic white” or royal purple in colour. In the case of a museum photo, it also serves as an interesting window through which we can observe the evolution of practices over time and for given operators. This will...
  • Photography
Photographing the heritage of the 19th and 20th centuries
jeudi 06 avril 2017
To mark its twentieth anniversary, the Médiathèque de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine is publishing a book looking back at 150 years of photographic history from its archives and collections. The Médiathèque de l’Architecture et du Patrimoine, operated by Monuments Historiques, manages a collection of around 15 million negatives and...
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Portfolio of the Month
samedi 01 avril 2017
Every month, agency photographers share their passion for their work with us through their photographic output. 
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  • Portfolio of the Month
Top of the bill
mercredi 29 mars 2017
As the official programme for the forthcoming Cannes Film Festival is revealed, we present a gallery of some of the famous stars who have featured in previous years.
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  • Movie