The Alix funds, in the Hautes-Pyrénées, presents the rare example of a photographic studio that has operated continuously over more than a century. The hundreds of thousands of photographs kept in Bagnères-de-Bigorre constitute a unique heritage. They are the witnesses of the evolution of this mountain region with sumptuous landscapes.
The singularity of the studio Alix, founded in 1907 by Alice Eyssalet, lies in the diversity of its activities. In the archive boxes, portraits follow urban scenes, the Pyrenean landscapes with their pastoral and artisanal activities rub shoulders with industrial or advertising photographs and press reportages.
The hundreds of thousands of negatives and positive documents of all formats in the archives give, by their richness, their quality, their diversity, the opportunity to trace the history of commercial photography, aspect often neglected in the history of photography.
Alix, a century of Pyrenean photography
Studio Alix, the art of portraiture
Studio Alix – A Century of Pyrenees Photography
June 8 – September 29
Abbaye de l’Escaladieu
Museum of Natural History