Photographer: Félix (Bidon, Fernand).
Title: untitled (Marrakech, vie quotidienne).
Date: circa 1930.
Medium: unmounted gelatin silver print
Size: 17,8 x 12,8 cm.
Provenance: British collection.
Extra: numbered in the negative (R.53). Reference number handwritten in pencil on verso (M15172). Fernand Bidon was one of the first resident photographers in Marrakech. He made himself known as a photographer under the patronymic "Félix". He lived fifty years, from 1912 till 1963, in the Guéliz district in Marrakech where he was buried. He did a generous work of inspiration. Félix occasionally worked for the services of the residence, including an order for 17 images of Marrakech showing a peaceful and calm city. In 1920, he tried the color with a series of 12 postcards from Marrakech. In the mid-1930s, he decided to target a more affluent clientele : he improved the quality of the paper of his postcards and wrote the captions on the back. This collection of shots taken between 1913 and 1936 is published under the name "Éditions d'Art Félix".
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