In 1907, at the offices of L'Illustration, Gimpel was involved in presenting the autochrome, the first commercial process for colour photography. He exploited its potential brilliantly, reproducing colour images of mountain landscapes, illuminated façades and scenes of Parisian life – in short, he glorified the dazzling world of the Belle Epoch.
The exhibition brings together autochromes and paper prints, as well as plates used for projection shows which were as popular then as the first moving pictures.
CuratorsThierry Gervais, publisher of the magazine Etudes photographiques and member of the SFP, Dominique de Font-Réaulx, curator. Musée d'Orsay
In collaboration with the Société française de Photographie
With the support of Neuflize Vie