Photofile: Jacques Henri Lartigue
An adroitly curated collection of over sixty of Lartigue’s exuberant photographs.
Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894 – 1986) received his first camera in 1902 and soon began to fill album after album with photographs of family friends. He went on to capture the world on film, but always recorded what fascinated him most: people in motion and objects in flight. The 63 photographs collected here – of car and bicycle races, early aeroplanes, enormous kites and, of course, his family – radiate the intimacy and sheer exuberance he brought to his art.