Tahiti 1904 – 1921

Lucien Gauthier. (Photographer & Author)

30.00

  • Text in French
  • 280 x 250 mm - 160 pages
ISBN: 978-2-87868-062-1

In 1904, just one year after the death of the famous Gauguin, Lucien Gauthier set foot on the enchanting land of Tahiti. It marked the beginning of a captivating photographic adventure that would span 17 years.

 

A dive into Tahiti’s past

From 1904 to 1927, Lucien Gauthier aimed to capture the vision of a peaceful Eden through his photographs of Tahiti. This book offers a moving compilation of his most beautiful images, recently rediscovered by his family.
More than just a beautiful photography book, ‘Tahiti 1904-1921’ is an invitation to travel back in time. Explore the enchanting landscapes of the island and the vahinés of the early 20th century through the photographer’s lens.

 

Lucien Gauthier’s perspective on the largest island of French Polynesia

Lucien Gauthier had the eye of a seasoned photographer. His pictures captivate with their beauty, but also with their ability to freeze fleeting moments. He knew that the photography-friendly moments in Tahiti were short-lived, but he skillfully seized them. Providing a window into Tahiti’s past, discover rare testimonies from a bygone era when the island was synonymous with distant and unknown expeditions.

Lucien Gauthier.

Passionate about French Polynesia and the art of photography, Lucien Gauthier arrived in Tahiti in 1904. For seventeen years, he continued to recreate through his photographs the myth of a peaceful Eden

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