For the past 30 years, the Musée de l’Elysée has been collecting, photographs from near and far, past and present, strong, images and deceptively trivial images that are just some of the, many ways of perceiving places and people. Some are exhibited on our walls or featured in publications ; others await their turn. All are kept within the privacy of our collections, sheltered from climatic fluctuations and light, in order, to be passed on to future generations. Some early processes – ambrotypes, albumen paper, Photochrom, – are practically unknown to the public today and tell the, fascinating story of the photographic medium. To celebrate our, 30th anniversary, we would like to share a few poetic, mysterious, and amusing images with you – by photographers known, and less known.
Find postcards of these images at the bookshop of the museum.