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• • • Being a journal by artist and designer John Coulthart, cataloguing interests, obsessions and passing enthusiasms.

Archive for June 11th, 2008

 

Albert Kahn’s Autochromes

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“Lying on a raised dais, this woman may have been the concubine of an affluent opium smoker.” (1915) In 1909 the millionaire French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn embarked on an ambitious project to create a colour photographic record of, and for, the peoples of the world. As an idealist and an internationalist, Kahn believed […]

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