On October 14, 1938, exactly 80 years ago, Hélène Roger-Viollet and her husband Jean Fisher created the Roger-Viollet agency. Traveler photographers, accumulators or aggregators of collections, they sold rights of reproduction essentially to the press and publishing. Thus was born the press agency still located at 6 rue de Seine in Paris. At their death in 1985, the City of Paris accepted their legacy of nearly 6 million photos and the valuation of the fund according to the will of the deceased. With the support of the City, which has added to this collection the marketing of its own funds from its museums and libraries, including the important France-Soir fund, the agency continues its activity and allows the visibility of these collections in France and abroad.
6, rue de Seine 75006 Paris