Janine Niepce was born on February 12, 1921 in Meudon in a family of Burgundy winegrowers. In 1944, she obtained a license in History of Art and Archeology at the Sorbonne. At the same time, she developed films for the Resistance and participated in the liberation of Paris as a liaison agent. From 1946, she was one of the first French to practice the profession of reporter-photographer and traveled across France for the Commissariat for Tourism and Foreign Affairs: she testified to the developments, but also to the permanence of a changing society. She joined the Rapho agency in 1955...
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