Léon Gimpel 

France

It is in 1904 that Gimpel meets the Lumière brothers and their invention: the autochrome. Gimpel takes hold of the procedure and modifies the commercialized light-sensitive plates, succeeding in realizing shots in colors. In addition, the photographer exploited the bird’s eye view to distinguish himself from other reporters and to attract the press. Gimpel has given a modern vision of the current events of his epoch making him a major photographe

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