The arrival of modernity, the democratization of sports, a new passion speed and the machine, and the advent of instant photography—all these things are embodied in the 2,500 glass negatives by Jules Decrauzat, discovered in the Keystone Archives in Switzerland. A pioneer of photojournalism, Decrauzat’s swift and nimble eye was well-known, but not the extent of his archives, which cover the period 1910-1925. Thanks to the Swiss Foundation for Photography, which is holding an exhibition dedicated to Decrauzat (1879-1960), we’ve learned more about his career and talent.
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