Denise Bellon Carved African Figure
Medium Silver print
Photo Date 1937 Print Date 1937
Dimensions 10-3/8 x 10-3/8 in. (264 x 264 mm)
Photo Country France
Photographer Country France
Contact Alex Novak and Marthe Smith
About This Image
Taken at the AOF exhibition of French Imperial African material in 1937. With Black Star Stamp and photographer (and Alliance) credit in pencil as a part of Black Star stamp on verso. Also a stamp that says "Made in France." Some pencil notation on verso about the image. Bellon began her career as a photographer in 1934, having first studied psychology at the Sorbonne. Initially her subjects were ones typical of the era, such as industrial trends, the essence of matter, female nudes and portraits of cultural leaders. She also produced photographic reportages on various countries. During the occupation of Paris she lived in Lyon and was an active member of the resistance. She was one of the founders of the Alliance Photo agency and during her lifetime had work displayed at many exhibitions in France and abroad.
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