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Title

Algiers

circa 1936

Artist

Laure Albin-Guillot

France

1879 - 1962

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  • Details

    Date
    circa 1936
    Media category
    Photograph
    Materials used
    Fresson photograph
    Dimensions
    45.4 x 27.3 cm image; 45.9 x 27.5 cm sheet
    Signature & date

    Signed l.r. verso, red chalk/crayon "Laure Albin Guillot". Not dated.

    Credit
    Gift of Gael Newton, foundation curator of photographs, in memory of her Art Gallery of New South Wales colleagues, Ursula Prunster and Linda Slutzkin 2011. Donated through the Australian Government's Cultural Gifts Program
    Location
    Not on display
    Accession number
    177.2011
    Artist information
    Laure Albin-Guillot

    Works in the collection

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    Laure Albin-Guillot is described by Christian Bouqueret as a ‘figure of transition between pictorialism and New Vision’.1 As one of the pioneering female photographers who worked both in the commercial and artistic modes of production, Albin-Guillot’s early work is marked by the modernist aesthetic and an experimental streak. But it was her portraits of French intelligentsia – widely reproduced in journals such as ‘Life’, ‘Vu’, ‘Arts et métiers graphiques’ - that consolidated Albin-Guillot’s reputation as a photographer. ‘Algiers’ c1936 displays the move from her purely formalist concerns to a more documentary vision that remains, nevertheless, poetically inclined.

    1. C Bouqueret, ‘Laure Albin -Guillot ou la volonté d'art’, Paris, Marval, 1996, p 8