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Jacques Henri Lartigue: portrait of the photographer as a young man

One year ago   |   By The Guardian

He's best known for images of aviators, racing cars and socialites on the Côte d'Azur, but a new book reveals the driving passions of the French photographer's early life In a family photograph taken by his father in 1903, nine-year-old Jacques Henri Lartigue stands on a path in the Bois de Boulogne, in front of his mother and grandmother. He is grinning mischievously and clutching a beloved Jumelle box camera that had recently been given to him by his father. In the next few years, Jacques will constantly record the world around him, photographing his bedroom, making portraits of uncles...
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