Collaborator of Jean-Philippe Charbonnier, reporter for Réalités magazine, Niepce 1962 award, distributed by the Dalmas photo agency then Rapho and today by Gamma-Rapho agency, Jean-Louis Swiners left us between two parties scoffing at life he loved so much. In 1945, Jean-Louis Swiners’ father gave him a “Vest Pocket Kodak 4 1/2 x 6 dating from 1928” and he began with self-portraits. He started a professional career as a photographer in 1957 and in September of that year, he had a scoop: the Russian nuclear center of Dubna, which was published on the front page of France-Soir and distributed worldwide by...
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