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Paris coloré

from Les Archives de la planète by Albert Kahn

Paris coloré Or 12

There was a war, there was the fear, the end of the Belle Époque. But, despite this, someone didn’t forget about the colors.

Using the Autochrome Lumière, a color photography process that had just appeared, Leon Gimpel, Stephane Passet, Georges Chevalier and Auguste Leon begin to document life in Paris — 1914 — for Albert Kahn, controversial figure from the early 1900s.

Today, thanks to them, we have perhaps one more reason to believe in the calls of wonder and beauty.

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Some color are enhanced on the original shots.

Thanks to Michael Zhang.

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2 Commenti su Paris coloré

  1. These photos make the past seem more “real” and are also less depressing.

  2. Amazing images. Nothing like colour photography to question how we think of the past

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