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Paris : George Shiras at Musée de la Chasse et de la Nature


In the heart of the dark night George Shiras (1859-1942), a hunter, naturalist, photographer, attorney and politician, was committed to wildlife conservation in many ways. He was a true pioneer, and one of the first wildlife photographers in the 1880s. He was also the first to use flash photography to reveal the nocturnal life of animals in the forest, in his intense, eerie images that give a fascinating insight into a mysterious, previously unseen world. Recognised at the time for the scientific value of his work and photographs, some of which were awarded medals at the 1900 Universal Exposition, George...

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