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Maurice Tabard (July 12, 1897 – February 23, 1984) was a French photographer. Tabard was one of the leading photographers of the Surrealist movement, which he entered under the influence of his friend, American photographer Man Ray. His work was well known for incorporating solarization, superimposition and photomontage.
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In 1918, Tabard moved to New York City, New York, where he studied photography at the New York Institute of Photography. From 1922 to 1928, Tabard worked as an assistant photographer for Bachrach Studio. He worked in Baltimore, Maryland, Cincinnati, Ohio, and Washington D.C. In 1928, Tabard returned to France where he worked as a freelance portrait, advertising and fashion photographer in Paris. He also worked closely with the Surrealists and began to make solarized photographs. From 1939 to 1945, Tabard photographed in the South of France. He also worked as a still photographer for Gaumont Films, Paris, from 1943 to 1945. In 1946, Tabard returned to New York City, New York, and until 1948, he worked as a staff photographer for Harper's Bazaar magazine. In 1951, Tabard returned to Paris where he worked as a freelance photographer until 1965. He then retired and moved to Nice, France, in 1980.
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Maurice Tabard
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