Gustave Le Gray Exhibit Displays His Students' Photos Circa 1850

Posted: Oct. 25th, 2012  |  By Michael Pearse
Photo by Alphonse Delaunay and Courtesy Petit Palais, M

The Gustave Le Gray exhibit currently on display at the Paris Museum Le Petit Palais offers guests a compelling and unique look through the lenses of Gustave Le Gray's students' photography. Though many went undiscovered in their time, there are a few notable names on display like Charles Negre and Henri Le Secq. 

Slip through the magnificent gilded gates of Le Petit Palais in Paris for a vivid snapshot of photography’s golden age. The museum’s new exposition trains a long lens on Gustave Le Gray and the eclectic coterie of amateurs he coached in the 1850s on the wonders of a medium in its infancy. A 19th-century innovator, Le Gray was one of the most important French photographers of his time. Now, in 160 impeccable prints, many never before seen, the exhibit casts his circle of so-called primitive photographers as a merry band of adventurers, distinct in style and outlook.


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