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Auguste Bruno Braquehais (January 28, 1823 – February 13, 1875) was a French photographer active primarily in Paris in the mid-19th century. His photographic work documenting the 1871 Paris Commune is considered an important early example of photojournalism. While largely forgotten after his death, his work was rediscovered during preparations for the Commune's centennial in 1971, and his photographs have since been the exhibited at numerous museums, including the Musée d'Art et d'Histoire, the Musée d'Orsay, and the Carnavalet Museum.
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Born 18 January 1823; died 13 February 1875. In 1850, Braquehais began offering coloured daguerreotypes at his Paris studio. In 1854, he began producing paper photographs. In 1856, Braquehais began working with his father-in-law, A. Gouin, at his Paris studio. Braquehais was the successor to the studio in 1863. Braquehais wife, Laure Mathilde Gouin, also produced stereoscopic daguerreotypes and coloured prints on waxed cloth. In 1871, Braquehais produced photographs of the Paris Commune.
French, Parisian
Daguerreotypist, Artist, Lithographer, Photographer
Bruno Braquehais
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