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MOYSE LÉON & GEORGES LÉVY
In Tuareg Country
BOULODROME AGROCANET > 8th - 26th MAY
“DESERT” THEME

ROGER-VIOLLET / FRANCE

www.roger-viollet.fr

The Léon & Levy studio operators performed a real technical feat by photographing the Tuareg community in the Central Sahara with a panoramic camera towards 1900.
The images of the everyday life of the “blue men” are impressive in terms of their precision as well as their sophisticated staging. The prints will be presented in a 16x42 format, like the original photographic plates.
Moyse Léon and Isaac known as Georges Lévy started out during the Second Empire as assistants at the Parisian photographic studio Ferrier-Soulier. They created their own studio in 1864. The collection consists of over 60,000 black and white or hand coloured stereoscopic plates, a true “grand tour” of the world in 1900 circulated by the Roger-Viollet agency.

BIOGRAPHY

Moyse Léon and Isaac known as Georges Lévy started during the Second Empire as assistants at the Parisian photographic studio Ferrier-Soulier. They created their own studio in 1864. On the arrival of Georges Lévy’s two sons in 1895, the company grew and became Lévy & fils. The studio had a period of high activity, editing and selling under the brand LL single prints, albums of travel photographs and postcards until 1917, the date from which all activity ceased.

PREVIEW


// PREVIEW //

themed exhibition "Desert"
THURSDAY 9th MAY – 6pm / BOULODROME AGROCANET
Quai des Moulins

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