Exhibitions abroad

Lartigue in Amsterdam

From January 22 to April 3, 2016, the exhibition “Lartigue, Life in Color,” which was on display at the Maison européenne de la photographie, Paris, last summer, was then on display at the Foam museum in Amsterdam, where it was admired by 46,683 visitors. “For me, life and color are inseparable (…)  I wouldn’t know how […]


A Sporting Life

For the fourth year in a row, Hermès has chosen a theme to inspire its collection and events. This year”s theme is “A Sporting Life.” This volume was co-published by the Donation Jacques Henri Lartigue, Actes Sud Publisher and Hermès. Photographs selected from Lartigue’s prolific body of work capture both the joyous exuberance of amateur […]


Air and Water

In this book, the first to be published on Lartigue in Portuguese, the photographer’s work is re-examined through two of the artist’s favourite themes: air and water. Lartigue’s zest for life is clearly expressed in images of flying or diving that range from calm and contemplative to giddy with speed. Since it was donated to the French […]


Louis Vuitton, The World Tour

Born in 1883, Gaston-Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton’s grandson, not only participated in his grandfather’s trunk making business, he was also a passionate world traveler who might easily have caught a glimpse of Jacques Henri Lartigue’s slender silhouette while in France on one of his numerous trips there. Both men were lovers of new frontiers; while Gaston-Louis travelled abroad, Lartigue, […]


Lartigue, Album of a Century

Lartigue’s photo albums were shown for the first time at the Centre Pompidou in 2003. The only known autobiographical photography endeavor to this day, in addition to being an unprecedented testimonial of the past century, these albums are also key to thoroughly understanding Lartigue’s singular approach. In conjunction with the exhibition, a catalog was published […]


Jacques Henri Lartigue, the invention of an artist

How does one explain the fact that Jacques Henri Lartigue suddenly became one of the icons of 20th-century photography? In his essay, Kevin Moore reviews Lartigue’s background and the process that established him as a myth, thus putting an end to a more simplistic, naive view of the artist’s work. Lartigue is not, as commonly […]



Jacques Henri Lartigue was fascinated by women throughout his life, from a very young age… his mother, relatives or friends, wives and mistresses. One such woman was Renée Perle, a stunning fashion model who became Lartigue’s lover for two years. Lartigue’s 1930-1931 albums are almost exclusively filled with photographs of her – she never tired […]