Laure Albin-Guillot

Bio

Laure Albin-Guillot (1879-1962) was a Parisian photographer.

Known for:

Photographing microscopic specimens, plant cells, and animal organisms with her husband, who was a scientific researcher. Also known for her portraiture, nudes (male and female), landscapes and commercial work. Albin-Guillot's photographs are marked by the esthetics of Pictorialism but with the compositional strategies of Modernism.

Most Popular Images:

"Gide"; "Cocteau"; "Paul Valery"; "Micrographic Décorative"(book with original photographs); "La Cantate de Narcisse" (portfolio)

Did you know ... ?

• In 1922, Albin-Guillot received the gold medal award in a contest sponsored by 

La Revue française de Photographie.

• Albin-Guillot had the first one-person exhibition with 40 prints in Paris in 1925.

• Her work was included in the first independent Salon of Photography in Paris, held at the Theatre de Champs-Elysees in June of 1928.

• In 1935, she became the president of the French Société des Artistes Photographes.

• Micrographie Décorative was created as a tribute to Laure's husband after his death.

Quote:

A contemporary referred to Laure Albin-Guillot as "ingenious, open to all forms, and sensible to all the aspects of human intelligence." 

General Format:

Fresson, and Silver gelatin prints in various sizes.

How many photographs exist?

Printed in very small unnumbered editions.

Prices:

$950 - $95,000

How are the photographs printed and signed?

If the photographs are signed, they are signed au recto (on the front) of the photograph in ink or pencil.

Vintage:

A few vintage photographs are available. Vintage means that the print date is at or near the same time as the negative date.

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