For 67 years, Picto laboratory has established itself as the market leader in photography, combining know-how and new technologies. Let’s look back at the history of this reference laboratory with Philippe Gassmann, grandson of the Picto founder, director of the place and Vincent Marcilhacy who runs the Picto Foundation. A story of friendship The Picto laboratory was born in the aftermath of the 1950s. At the time, photographers such as Cartier Bresson and Robert Capa often meet in Montparnasse to discuss photography. Among them, Pierre Gassmann is trying photography but he soon realizes his limits as a photographer. He’s regularly looking for pictures in the Parisian neighborhoods...
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