Henri Manuel (1874 – 1947 was a Parisian photographer who served as the official photographer of the French government from 1914 to 1944.
In 1900, Manuel opened a portrait studio in Paris with his brother Gaston, which specialised in portraitphotography. Manuel quickly became renowned as a photographer of people from the worlds of politics, art and sports, as well as a photographer of art and architecture. Soon his portraits were used by news agencies, and in 1910 Manuel’s studio began providing a commercial service to news agencies for photographs known as “l’Agence universelle de reportage Henri Manuel”.
The studio became the largest photographic studio in Paris and a leading centre where young aspiring photographers such as Thérèse Bonney might go to work.
Sarah Bernhardt by Henri Manuel via
Genevieve Lantelme by Henri Manuel via
Régina Badet by Henri Manuel, c. 1910 via
Marie Curie in her laboratoire, 1912 via
Denise Poiret by Henri Manuel, 1910s via
Colette by Henri Manuel, 1900s via
Fashion photograph by Henri Manuel, 1895 via