Nadar

Gaspard-Félix Tournachon (5 April 1820 – 20 March 1910[1]), known by the pseudonym Nadar, was a French photographer, caricaturist, journalist, novelist, balloonist, and proponent of heavier-than-air flight. In 1858, he became the first person to take aerial photographs.

Nadar
Self-portrait of Nadar, c.1860
Born
Gaspard-Félix Tournachon

(1820-04-05)5 April 1820
Paris, France
Died20 March 1910(1910-03-20) (aged 89)
Paris, France
Resting placePère Lachaise Cemetery
48.860°N 2.396°E / 48.860; 2.396
OccupationPhotographer
caricaturist
journalist
novelist
balloonist
Known forPioneer in photography
Parent(s)Victor Tournachon
Signature

Photographic portraits by Nadar are held by many of the great national collections of photographs. His son, Paul Nadar, continued the studio after his death.


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