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Jules Itier : A Daguerreotypist in China


The festivities for Paris Photo and the Mois de la Photo always provide the opportunity to discover hidden gems of photography old and new. The current exhibition at the Chinese Cultural Center (Centre Culturel de la Chine) shows early photography in China of Alphonse Eugène Jules Itier (1802-1877). These rare photographs, which belong to the Musée français de la photographie in Bièvres, remained unknown until the 1970s. And they are finally beginning to get the exposure they deserve.

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