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Élisabeth Rodanet, 1st photographer of Rochefort in 1847 François Pitot, collodion portraits 2022

Cultural ,  Exhibition ,  Photography in Rochefort
  • Until the end of the year, the Archives Rochefort Océan are recounting the astonishing life of Élisabeth Rodanet, the first photographer from Rochefort in 1847, whose name had been forgotten by history. Portraits using daguerreotype, collodion, or business cards... the processes and media she used evolved with the discoveries of the precursors of photography. Élisabeth Rodanet also participated in the great industrial and artistic exhibitions that were in vogue at the time, in La Rochelle,...
    Until the end of the year, the Archives Rochefort Océan are recounting the astonishing life of Élisabeth Rodanet, the first photographer from Rochefort in 1847, whose name had been forgotten by history. Portraits using daguerreotype, collodion, or business cards... the processes and media she used evolved with the discoveries of the precursors of photography. Élisabeth Rodanet also participated in the great industrial and artistic exhibitions that were in vogue at the time, in La Rochelle, Nantes and Paris. This is the story of a woman who was very much rooted in the 19th century and resolutely turned towards modernity. Few photographic prints signed by Mrs H. Rodanet have come down to us, which is why we are presenting portraits by the contemporary photographer François Pitot, who uses the same old photographic processes (collodion portraits). These are portraits of inhabitants of the area whose trade already existed in the arsenal town in the middle of the 19th century and which Elisabeth Rodanet could have photographed...

    The Rochefort media library is offering a series of events. The detailed programme can be found on the website: https://mediatheques.agglo-rochefortocean.fr/ and in the quarterly programme of the media library network, available in September in the media libraries or on the website of the agglomeration community.
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  • From September 17, 2022 until December 31, 2022
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