The incomparable Nadar: Master photographer, political cartoonist and balloonist of 19th-century Paris


“In photography, like in all things, there are people who can see and others who cannot even look.”  — Nadar

He was born Gaspard Félix Tournachon in 1820, and grew up in Paris. He first became known for his biting and sarcastic political cartoons which earned him the nickname “tourne à dard”– the one who stings or twists the dart. He liked that so much he shortened it to “n à dard” and finally to “Nadar.” He kept the name when he opened his portrait photo studio, which by the middle of the 19th century was perhaps the most successful photo business in the…

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