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Fred Boissonnas

Fred Boissonnas

He was born in Geneva. Son of a photographer, he inherited the laboratory of his father with his brother Edmond-victor. Terrific climber and lover of nature he comes first time in Greece and photographs in 1903, he comes again in 1907, and in 1913 he is the first that goes up in the top of Olympus. He comes again for a last travel in Mount Athos/Agio Oros in 1930 (72 years old!). His Photographic glance elects the Greek nature and the people. A unique ethnological documentary since most photographers of his time, photographed only the ancient marbles of Greece. Even if from his love for ancient Greece he began this photographic travel, he loves also the modern Greeks, specifically those of the countryside. I include him in the great Greek photographers for the value of his work and for his love for Greece, but also because I believe that his work made Greece known at that season and he also influenced a lot of Greek photographers. The total of Greek department of his archive was acquired recently by the greek cultural Olympiad.

Photos by Fred Boissonnas

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