With his efficient, centered style, keeping as close as possible to his subjects, Henri Dauman created striking images of the political history of the United States. Some of them became iconic. They symbolize the high point of a triumphant photography and foreshadow its decline in favor of television. Color was a way to respond to the new medium. Henri Dauman immediately understood all its power and impact. He would use it without any restriction in the covering of John Fitzgerald Kennedy’s funerals. His work on the funerary procession in the Washington streets reaches the scale of history painting.
Henri Dauman, The Manhattan Darkroom
February 11 to May 21, 2017
Musée Nicéphore Niépce
28 Quai des Messagerie