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Emile Joachim Constant Puyo 
[Photo-Club de Paris / 1896, Pl. XXXII] 
Photograph courtesy 
Country: France: Paris
This plate has gone missing from this portfolio. I have substituted a halftone reproduction from an article titled "L'Art Photographique" written by Photo-Club de Paris president Maurice Bucquet and published in the journal: Le Monde Moderne: Tome V: Janvier-Juin 1897: Paris: Albert Quantin, Editeur. The photo appears on page #281. Several other photographs from this 1896 exposition are used to illustrate the article.
Bucquet comments on this study of a woman who has fallen asleep in her bed while holding a book: "M. C. Puyo s'est acquis une r éputation méritée pour l'emploi judicieux qu'il sait faire de la lumiére du jour combiné a celle du magnésium; Sommeil est un heureux exemple de son habileté: les demi-teintes sont adroitement ménagées entre la vive lumihre projetée par la lampe et l'ombre environnante. (Translation: Mr. Constant Puyo has acquired a deserved reputation for his judicious employment (in making a photograph) for using existing daylight and magnesium (artificial flash light using magnesium flash powder) : This photograph titled "Sleep" is a happy example of his skill; the half-tones are skillfully spared (meaning holding detail) between the sharp light projected by the lamp and the surrounding shade.)
Plate (Graveur) by Fillon et Heuse
Printed by Ateliers Charles Wittmann
Included in the "Troisième Exposition d'Art Photographique" of the Photo-Club of Paris (1896) 

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