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|Dates: ||1860, 3 March - 1940, 14 November|
|Born: ||France, Bas-Rhin, Marmoutier|
|Died: ||France, Hauts-de-Seine, Boulogne-Billancourt|
|Active: ||France / Japan|
Although he was a banker rather than a photographer his role in using colour photography and film to document the planet left a profound legacy. Following a visit to Japan with his chauffeur and photographer, Alfred Dutertre, in 1909 he funded a project using a variety of photographers to document over 50 countries between 1909 and 1931 creating an archive of 72,000 colour photographs and 183,000 meters of film.
The collection is archived at:
Albert Kahn, museum and gardens
10-14, rue du Port
Tel: (33) 1 55 19 28 00
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