Jacques Henri Lartigue in London


Jacques Henri Lartigue, ISA STOPPI À CENTRAL PARK POUR HARPER'S BAZAAR, NEW YORK, NOVEMBRE, 1966 © Jacques Henri Lartigue

French photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue (1894–1986) is famous for his glamorous images of everyday life in the early 20th century, however his late-period pictures from the 1950s, 60s and 70s have gone somewhat underappreciated; until now, that is. Fashion designer Paul Smith and gallerist Michael Hoppen have been trawling through Lartigue’s Archives at the Ministère de la Culture in Paris, and the former is now curating a pair of exhibitions of his favourites: one at his flagship store on Albemarle Street, the other at Hoppen’s gallery. ‘I’ve always admired Henri Lartigue as the master of the caught moment,’ says Smith, ‘so many of his best photos are about a spontaneous moment. And of course, his work is all on film so he’d never know until he was back in the darkroom what would appear!’

More information at: Michael Hoppen Gallery