|Other: A.A.E. Disdéri |
|Dates: ||1819, 28 March - 1889, 4 October|
|Born: ||France, Paris|
|Died: ||France, Paris|
French photographer who in November 1854 took out a patent for carte-de-visite. His system produced a negative that could take multiple images thus producing a cheaper version of the carte de visite and ensuring its tremendous popularity. He also took photographs of the rebellion of the Paris Commune in 1871.
Beware of the following:
"Most certainly Disdéri’s status as a photographer was greatly enhanced when in May 1859 he had the good fortune of being in the right place at the right time as Napoleon III interrupted his march to war to pose for a photograph in Disdéri’s studio." (Wikipedia, Aug 28, 2007)
Whilst this makes an interesting story there appears to be no factual basis for it.
McCauley, Elizabeth Anne, 1985, A. A. E. Disderi and the Carte de Visite Portrait, (New Haven: Yale) [Δ]
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|Family history |
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Exhibitions on this website
|André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri: Carte de visites: Backmarks|
|André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri: France: Paris: The Disderi salon|
|André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri: Photomontages|
|André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri: Portraits of The Second Empire|
|André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri: Self portraits|
|André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri: Uncut carte de visite sheets|
All photographs by this photographer
The following books are useful starting points to obtain brief biographies but they are not substitutes for the monographs on individual photographers.
If there is an analysis of a single photograph or a useful self portrait I will highlight it here.
|• Koetzle, Hans-Michael 2002 Photo Icons: The Story Behind the Pictures - Volume 1 (Koln: Taschen) [This book discusses one photograph "Dead Communards (1871)" by André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri in considerable detail. An excellent source for a detailed analysis.] |
• Naef, Weston 1995 The J. Paul Getty Museum - Handbook of the Photographic Collection (Los Angeles: J. Paul Getty Museum) p.56
• Newhall, Beaumont 1982 The History of Photography - Fifth Edition (London: Secker & Warburg) [One or more photographs by André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri are included in this classic history.]
• Sobieszek, Robert A. and Deborah Irmas 1994 the camera i: Photographic Self-Portraits (Los Angeles: LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art) p.214, Plate 4 [When the Audrey and Sydney Irmas collection was donated to LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art in 1992 the museum gained a remarkable collection of self portraits of notable photographers. If you need a portrait of André Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri this is a useful starting point.]