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HomeContents > People > Photographers > Jean Moral

Dates:  1906 - 1999
Born:  France, Marchiennes
Active:  France / Spain
One of the most notable French photographers of the late 1920s and 30s. His style was imbued with Modernism that was evolving in Paris during this period and he continually experimented with abstraction and the use of multiple exposures. He exhibited widely in the 30s in conjunction with Laura Albin-Guillot, Brassaď, Man Ray, André Kértész and the rich talent pool that existed in Paris before the Second World War. He also completed magazine and fashion assignments for with Harper‘s Bazaar, Match, Paris soir, VU, Post, Le Figaro Illustré (Paris), Diversion and Die Dame (Berlin). He flourished at Harper‘s Bazaar from 1933 to 1952 with the other talented photographers of the period such as Louise Dahl-Wolfe and Martin Munkacsi. He also took photographs of the Spanish Civil War.
He later abandoned photography and concentrated on his drawings. After the death of his wife (Juliette) in 1982 his photographs were stored away and it was with the publication of books and the 2004 exhibition of his work at the Gitterman Gallery (New York) that his contributions to the history of photography are becoming better known.

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