Arthur Batut Photography Gallery
Arthur Batut, a 19th century photographer, is the first man to ever have taken aerial photographs. In the heart of the city of Labruguière, a photography gallery bearing his name pays homage to this trailblazing artist and talented portrait painter. A must-see.
Arthur Batut, a pioneer
Born in 1846 in Castres, his passion for research and history led him to photography. He worked on standard portraits then on aerial photography taken from kites! He is passionate about “images of the invisible”, the production of blurs, lighting effects at a time when these were hardly considered at all. Today, he is recognized worldwide, as shown by some of his works exhibited in 2013 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York! So great!
A reflection of his research
Reflecting his work, this gallery will let you better discover his art through 25 display cases, 3 screens, a multitude of photos (aerials and portraits), but also kites, cameras… In addition, this space also features temporary exhibitions and conferences, and has a large documentary collection.