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European Heritage Days at the Érik Orsenna Media Library

Cultural ,  Exhibition ,  Architecture ,  Historic ,  Heritage days in Rochefort
  • Exhibition "Élisabeth Rodanet, 1st photographer from Rochefort in 1847 / François Pitot, collodion portraits 2022
    The Rochefort Ocean Archives tell the amazing life story of Élisabeth Rodanet (1810-1875), the first photographer from Rochefort in 1847, whose name had been forgotten by history. Portraits using daguerreotype, collodion on glass plates, or business cards... the processes and media she used evolved with the discoveries of the precursors of photography. Unfortunately, few...
    Exhibition "Élisabeth Rodanet, 1st photographer from Rochefort in 1847 / François Pitot, collodion portraits 2022
    The Rochefort Ocean Archives tell the amazing life story of Élisabeth Rodanet (1810-1875), the first photographer from Rochefort in 1847, whose name had been forgotten by history. Portraits using daguerreotype, collodion on glass plates, or business cards... the processes and media she used evolved with the discoveries of the precursors of photography. Unfortunately, few photographic prints signed by Mrs. H. Rodanet have come down to us. That is why the works of the contemporary photographer François Pitot, who uses the same old photographic process of wet collodion, will be presented in parallel. These are portraits of local inhabitants whose trade already existed in the Arsenal town in the middle of the 19th century and whom Elisabeth Rodanet could have photographed (day labourer, milliner, blacksmith, saddler, gardener, etc.).

    -Guided tour of the exhibition by François Pitot
    He will talk about his work, the portraits exhibited, the equipment used and will be able to answer your questions!
    Saturday at 10:30 am and 3 pm.

    -Visit of the exhibition with the archive team, every 30 minutes
    Sun from 2pm to 5.30pm

    -Photograms workshop
    The Rochefort media library is home to a darkroom! Come and discover the photo lab and experiment with silver photography without a camera! Discover the primary principle of photography: "writing with light".
    Sat and Sun at 2.30 pm and 4 pm from 12 years old, on registration
    -Exceptional visit "Treasures and backstage" of the Heritage area.
    Discover the backstage of the media library, the shops and some rare or precious items from the old collection.
    Sat at 11am / Sun at 2pm, 3pm, 4pm and 5pm
    Registration required, groups limited to 8 people.
  • Environment
    • Town location
  • Spoken languages
    • French
Schedules
  • From September 17, 2022
    until September 18, 2022
  • Saturday
    10:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  • Sunday
    2:00 PM - 6:00 PM