This summer the municipal museum of Berck (Pas-de-Calais, France) is publishing a book entitled Berck retrouvé : le temps des photographes which features a number of photographs by Jacques Henri Lartigue as well as an excerpt from his diary in which he describes his first experiences of the new world of aviation. For it was on the beach here that the young Lartigue, camera at the ready, witnessed the first flight of Gabriel Voisin on board his plane Archdéacon, in April 1904. The young boy was fascinated by this new world of discoveries and feats.

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