Photographer

Laure Albin-Guillot

1982-3 © Laure Albin-Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Born in 1879, Laure Albin Guillot is remarkable for her longevity and the variety of her work. Married to a scientist, she invented the term “micrography” in the 1920s, referring to her photographs made with a microscope. Winner of the golden medal during a contest organized by the “Revue française de photographie”, she set up many personal exhibitions, starting in 1925 at the International Exposition of Modern Industrial and Decorative Arts. From that moment she became famous, publishing her works in the reviews “Arts et métiers graphiques” and “Vu”. During the 1930s she focused on portraits and nudes, working successfully for the worlds of advertisement and fashion but also as a street photographer. Close to artists, musicians and writers, she worked on many illustrations for off-prints such as Narcissus by Paul Valéry (1936), The Songs of Bilitis by Pierre Louÿs (1937) or Préludes by Debussy (1948). She also argued for the recognition of photography as an art when working as director of the photographic archives of the Direction générale des Beaux-Arts (forerunner of the Ministry of Culture). Therefore, she initiated a national film archive (Cinémathèque nationale) at the Palais de Chaillot, also considering the creation of a museum of photography. When Laure Albin Guillot died in 1962, her work counted over 50,000 photographs acquired by the Roger-Viollet agency.

Roger-Viollet | 188403 | Nude study. Paris, circa 1930. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
11909-12 DG

Nude study. Paris, circa 1930.

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Roger-Viollet | 744989 | World War II. Obelisk at the place de la Concorde protected from bombings. Paris (VIIIth arrondissement), 1939-1940. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
11719-10 DG

World War II. Obelisk at the place de la Concorde protected from bombings. Paris (VIIIth arrondissement), 1939-1940.

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Roger-Viollet | 256533 | World War II. Porte Saint-Martin protected from bombings. Paris (Xth arrondissement), 1939-1940. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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World War II. Porte Saint-Martin protected from bombings. Paris (Xth arrondissement), 1939-1940.

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Roger-Viollet | 591086 | Study of a female nude. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Study of a female nude.

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Roger-Viollet | 513494 | Weaving loom of a mill. France, around 1930. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Weaving loom of a mill. France, around 1930.

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Roger-Viollet | 627127 | Ball made of molten material at the end of a stick used to blow glass. France, around 1930. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Ball made of molten material at the end of a stick used to blow glass. France, around 1930.

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Roger-Viollet | 1021893 | KNOCK | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Louis Jouvet (1887-1951), French actor, director and theatre manager, in "Knock" by Guy Lefranc. France, 1950.

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Roger-Viollet | 779254 | Jean Dunand (1877-1942), Swiss sculptor, copperware manufacturer and decorator on lac, beating a vase. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Jean Dunand (1877-1942), Swiss sculptor, copperware manufacturer and decorator on lac, beating a vase.

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Roger-Viollet | 788458 | Study of nude. Paris, about 1930. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Study of nude. Paris, about 1930.

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Roger-Viollet | 369419 | René Lalique (1860-1945), French master glazier. France, around 1925. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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René Lalique (1860-1945), French master glazier. France, around 1925.

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Roger-Viollet | 572591 | Stockings mill. Sewing machine. Tourcoing (France), 1920-1950. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Stockings mill. Sewing machine. Tourcoing (France), 1920-1950.

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Roger-Viollet | 1017009 | Weaving loom. Paris, Gobelins Manufactory. 1920-1950. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Weaving loom. Paris, Gobelins Manufactory. 1920-1950.

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Roger-Viollet | 422273 | Weaver in front of his weaving loom at the Gobelins Manufactory. Paris, 1920-1950. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Weaver in front of his weaving loom at the Gobelins Manufactory. Paris, 1920-1950.

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Roger-Viollet | 375016 | Bridge over the Michigan River, at the far end of the Michigan Avenue. Chicago (Illinois, United States), circa 1930. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Bridge over the Michigan River, at the far end of the Michigan Avenue. Chicago (Illinois, United States), circa 1930.

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Roger-Viollet | 443890 | Street scene. Chicago (Illinois, United States), circa 1930. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Street scene. Chicago (Illinois, United States), circa 1930.

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Roger-Viollet | 194775 | Paul Valéry (1871-1945), French writer. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
2437-7 DG

Paul Valéry (1871-1945), French writer.

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Roger-Viollet | 651644 | Algerian children, circa 1930. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Algerian children, circa 1930.

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Roger-Viollet | 231617 | Group of Algerians in the Kasbah of Algiers, around 1930. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Group of Algerians in the Kasbah of Algiers, around 1930.

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Roger-Viollet | 650419 | Camels in the South of Algeria, circa 1930. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Camels in the South of Algeria, circa 1930.

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Roger-Viollet | 747081 | Han Harloff, Russian-born Dutch painter. Paris, around 1930. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
17659-14 DG

Han Harloff, Russian-born Dutch painter. Paris, around 1930.

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Roger-Viollet | 660397 | Georges Bernanos (1888-1948), French writer, in 1927. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Georges Bernanos (1888-1948), French writer, in 1927.

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Roger-Viollet | 850980 | Hands of Maxime Weygand (1867-1965), French General. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Hands of Maxime Weygand (1867-1965), French General.

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Roger-Viollet | 421215 | Paul Valéry (1871-1945), French writer, circa 1930. | © Henri Martinie / Roger-Viollet
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Paul Valéry (1871-1945), French writer, circa 1930.

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Roger-Viollet | 328173 | Panorama of Manhattan. New York (United States), circa 1930-1935. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
156-13 DG

Panorama of Manhattan. New York (United States), circa 1930-1935.

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Roger-Viollet | 798531 | Jeanne Lanvin | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
1267-7 DG

Jeanne Lanvin (1867-1946), French fashion designer, draping a fabric on a model.

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Roger-Viollet | 482943 | Suzy Solidor (1900-1985), French cabaret singer. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
1301-6 DG

Suzy Solidor (1900-1985), French cabaret singer.

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Roger-Viollet | 606107 | Workers at the Renault factories. Boulogne-Billancourt (Hauts-de-Seine). | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
3490-12 DG

Workers at the Renault factories. Boulogne-Billancourt (Hauts-de-Seine).

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Roger-Viollet | 918529 | Moïse Kisling (1891-1953), French painter. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
8847-10 DG

Moïse Kisling (1891-1953), French painter.

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Roger-Viollet | 555471 | Study of a female nude. France, around 1940. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Study of a female nude. France, around 1940.

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Roger-Viollet | 336575 | Roger Chapelain-Midy (1904-1992), French painter. Paris, 1935. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
7274-22 DG

Roger Chapelain-Midy (1904-1992), French painter. Paris, 1935.

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Roger-Viollet | 455368 | Presentation of a new school equipment designed by Robert Mallet-Stevens (1886-1945). Paris, 1936. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Presentation of a new school equipment designed by Robert Mallet-Stevens (1886-1945). Paris, 1936.

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Roger-Viollet | 522667 | Françoise Rosay (1891-1974), French actress. France, 1936. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Françoise Rosay (1891-1974), French actress. France, 1936.

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Roger-Viollet | 530838 | Raoul Dufy (1877-1953), French painter, artist and engraver, in his studio, 1937. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Raoul Dufy (1877-1953), French painter, artist and engraver, in his studio, 1937.

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Roger-Viollet | 968833 | PARIS - INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
4268-2 DG

Paris. Works for the 1937 World Fair. Demolition of the old Palais du Trocadéro.

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Roger-Viollet | 458540 | Henry de Montherlant (1895-1972), French writer, 1937. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
36478-18 DG

Henry de Montherlant (1895-1972), French writer, 1937.

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Roger-Viollet | 345199 | Emmanuel Sougez (1889-1972), French photographer. France, 1938. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Emmanuel Sougez (1889-1972), French photographer. France, 1938.

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Roger-Viollet | 878502 | Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), French writer, 1939. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Jean Cocteau (1889-1963), French writer, 1939.

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Roger-Viollet | 552904 | Colette (1873-1954), French writer, 1939. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Colette (1873-1954), French writer, 1939.

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Roger-Viollet | 765138 | World War II. The obelisk at the place de la Concorde protected from bombings. Paris, 1939-1940. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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World War II. The obelisk at the place de la Concorde protected from bombings. Paris, 1939-1940.

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Roger-Viollet | 200399 | André Maurois (1885-1967), French writer, 1939. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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André Maurois (1885-1967), French writer, 1939.

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Roger-Viollet | 930896 | Marcelle Maurette (1903-1972), French dramatist. France, 1939. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Marcelle Maurette (1903-1972), French dramatist. France, 1939.

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Roger-Viollet | 516715 | World War II. Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1926-2020), serving as a Corporal. Paris, January 1945. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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World War II. Valéry Giscard d'Estaing (1926-2020), serving as a Corporal. Paris, January 1945.

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Roger-Viollet | 469317 | Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969), Vietnamese statesman, 1946. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Ho Chi Minh (1890-1969), Vietnamese statesman, 1946.

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Roger-Viollet | 394058 | Jean-Louis Barrault (1910-1994), French actor, in 1946. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Jean-Louis Barrault (1910-1994), French actor, in 1946.

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Roger-Viollet | 823855 | François Périer (1919-2002), French actor, in 1946. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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François Périer (1919-2002), French actor, in 1946.

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Roger-Viollet | 1040279 | Maria Casarès (1922-1996), Spanish-born French actress, 1946. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Maria Casarès (1922-1996), Spanish-born French actress, 1946.

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Roger-Viollet | 869638 | François Mauriac (1885-1970), French writer, 1946. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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François Mauriac (1885-1970), French writer, 1946.

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Roger-Viollet | 479982 | Hat, dress and fur stole designed by Maurice Simon, presented by Mrs. Maurice Simon. 1947. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Hat, dress and fur stole designed by Maurice Simon, presented by Mrs. Maurice Simon. 1947.

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Roger-Viollet | 266095 | Wide-brimmed hat with ostrich feathers designed by Maurice Simon and presented by his wife, 1947. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Wide-brimmed hat with ostrich feathers designed by Maurice Simon and presented by his wife, 1947.

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Roger-Viollet | 1056748 | Hubert de Givenchy (1927-2018), French fashion designer. 1948. | © Laure Albin Guillot / Roger-Viollet
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Hubert de Givenchy (1927-2018), French fashion designer. 1948.

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