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  • Georges (Geo) Blanc was a cinematographer, with film credits dating to the 1920s, as well as a supplier of illustrations for magazines and advertisements. He ran a photographic agency under the name “Geo Blanc” in Paris, and the name and address of this firm is stamped on the back of his photographs in the Walther Collection. These pictures feature fashionable subjects of the era: Madame Bijou, the famous Parisian nightlife character made famous in a photograph by Brassaï, and a multiple exposure of a lightbulb, exemplifying the avant-garde interest in light as a medium and experimental photographic processes.

    —Clara Bouveresse

  • Alternate Name(s) Geo. Blanc (Alternate Name)

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Photographs night scenes
At location: Georges Blanc

Walther Photographs

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