Albert Kahn, Photography in Paris

Albert Kahn

The philanthropist Albert Kahn initiated one of the most important photographic endeavours the world has ever seen. The banker, born in 1860, used his vast fortune to finance a team of photographers who sought to create records of an ever changing world between 1909 and 1931. They took the first ever colour photographs (seen here) of countries such as Vietnam, Brazil, Norway, and the United States. He hoped these photographs would help unite a troubled world.

150 years after his birth, a young Englishman takes a tour of the Albert Kahn Museum and its garden, which once belonged to Kahn, in the outskirts of Paris.

These are the photographs that I took in this remarkably tranquil place.

 

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