Paul Valery, 1940
Laure Albin-Guillot was born in 1879 in Paris and resided there until her death in 1962.
Photographing microscopic specimens, plant cells, and animal organisms with her husband, who was a scientific researcher. Also known for her portraiture, nudes (male and female), landscapes and commercial work. Albin-Guillot's photographs are marked by the esthetics of Pictorialism but with the compositional strategies of Modernism.
Most Popular Images:
"Gide"; "Cocteau"; "Paul Valery"; "Micrographic Décorative"(book with original photographs); "La Cantate de Narcisse" (portfolio)
Did you know ... ?
In 1922, Albin-Guillot received the gold medal award in a contest sponsored by
La Revue française de Photographie.
Albin-Guillot had the first one-person exhibition with 40 prints in Paris in 1925.
Her work was included in the first independent Salon of Photography in Paris, held at the Theatre de Champs-Elysees in June of 1928.
In 1935, she became the president of the French Société des Artistes Photographes.
Micrographie Décorative was created as a tribute to Laure's husband after his death.
A contemporary referred to Laure Albin-Guillot as "ingenious, open to all forms, and sensible to all the aspects of human intelligence."
Fresson, and Silver gelatin prints in various sizes.
How many photographs exist?
Printed in very small unnumbered editions.
$950 - $95,000
How are the photographs printed and signed?
If the photographs are signed, they are signed au recto (on the front) of the photograph in ink or pencil.
A few vintage photographs are available. Vintage means that the print date is at or near the same time as the negative date.
La Cantate de Narcisse - 20 original Fresson photographs with poetry by Paul Valery, edition of 5.
Micrographie Décorative - 20 plates, edition of 305.
Suite d'Illustrations pour Le Grand Meaulnes d'Alain Fournier - 17 plates, edition of 500.
Books - In Print:
A History of Women Photographers by Naomi Rosenblum, hardback $65.00
La Volonte D'Art
A Gallery for Fine Photography has an excellent selection of works by Laure Albin-Guillot.
1985: $500 - $1,500
1995: $750 - $9,500
2003: $950 - $95,000
Selected plates from Micrographie Décorative
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