At the start of the 20th century, when he was only just eight years old, Jacques-Henri Lartigue began to photograph his life. From a child’s perspective, he ceaselessly immortalized his toy cars, the outdoor life, his cousins and, already, joyful carefree moments. An amateur photographer in the best sense of the expression, he is fascinated by the power of photography to capture movement and, within a bourgeois milieu, he constructs a scenario of elegance, ranging from strolls through the Bois de Boulogne to tennis courts, vacations and dream voyages to the Côte d’Azur and to Biarritz. The first aeroplanes, the...
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