November 24, 2021

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Jose Fresan

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Les Femmes Aux Cigarettes

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Browsing through a flea market in Coyoacán, Mexico City, I bumped into a little mysterious book. The cover featured a black and white photograph of a cabaret-looking girl and on top of it a very interesting curvy typography in pink. The title read: Les Femmes Aux Cigarettes – Photographs by …

Browsing through a flea market in Coyoacán, Mexico City, I bumped into a little mysterious book. The cover featured a black and white photograph of a cabaret-looking girl and on top of it a very interesting curvy typography in pink. The title read: Les Femmes Aux Cigarettes – Photographs by Jacques Henri Lartigue.

The book features a collection of photos featuring women of the 1920s smoking. They were taken by the famous photographer Jacques Henri Lartigue, who was recognized for his photographs of automobile races, planes, and female Parisian fashion models.

These portraits, as explained by Lartigue, were taken in 1927 as an experiment in which the photographer tried to capture the growing relationship of women to the act of smoking. By that year it was common to see women smoking but not as common as it was a few years before. This new consumption habit amused and intrigued Lartigue, which lead to the creation of this collection.

Take a look at some of the photos below.