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Jean-Baptiste Tournassoud. Two young girls by the river. 1915. Association of the Friends of Jean-Baptiste Tournassoud.

Jean-Baptiste Tournassoud. The Angelus. 1915. Association of the Friends of Jean-Baptiste Tournassoud.

Jean-Baptiste Tournassoud. Le Phonographe. c. 1912. Association of the Friends of Jean-Baptiste Tournassoud.

Jean-Baptiste Tournassoud (1866-1951) French photographer. The love of Tournassoud for photography develops very soon. In 1900, he met and became a friend of the Lumière brothers, and was, with them, one of the first photographers to experiment with the color process, patented by the Lumiere, called Autochrome. During the pre-war and war, Tournassoud realized many photographs in black and white and color, which resumed scenes of military life, including the First World War, portraits, family life, landscapes and still lifes. In 1918 he was appointed Director of the Section photographic and cinematographic army in Paris. With the eye of a painter and an excellent knowledge of the rules of composition, has produced spectacular images, using people from his village as a model, he staged scenes of everyday life to illustrate the folklore, traditions and several boats his region.

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