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Gustave Le Gray By Sylvie Aubenas

Gustave Le Gray

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This volume - investigating the work of a particular photographer, in this case, Gustave le Gray - comprises a 4000-word essay by an expert in the field, 55 photographs presented chronologically, each with a commentary, and a biography of the featured photographer.

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Gustave Le Gray by Sylvie Aubenas

Gustave le Gray (1820-82) was among the first to claim that photographs should be thought of as artworks in themselves. Originally a painter, le Gray became the first great teacher in the history of the photographic medium, his students including Charles Negre and Maxime du Camp. His interest in experimentation and high technical standards jeopardized his commercial success, however, and he ended his career in Cairo as a teacher of drawing.

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Portrait of the photographer - 4,000-word essay by subject expert- 55 photographs presented chronologically over 110 pages (1 photograph per spread, with title and 1 paragraph commentary) - Brief biography of the photographer

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Gustave Le Gray by Sylvie Aubenas
Sylvie Aubenas
Phaidon 55's
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