Adolphe Sylvain 1920 - 1991.
French - Tahitian photoprapher.
In 1946 whilst returning home to France accross the South Pacific the young 26 year old french born photo-journalist Sylvain had a chance stopover in the islands of Tahiti. This was to determine the course of the rest of his life. He fell in love with the breath taking landscape and warm welcoming people, and in particular one exotic island beauty by the name of Tehani, whom he married. So taken with Tahiti, Sylvain made it his lifes work to record and premote this unspoilt island paradise through his talents as a photographer and filmmaker. He was instrumental in the establishment of Radio Tahiti and a Press Bulletin which was the seed of the two daily newspapers of today. His unique images of this Island Paradise appeared all around the world in high profile magazines such as Life and Paris Match, appearing on stamps and even the bank notes of today.
Original Silver gelatin photographic print circa 1970 by Sylvain. Condition: fine
Dimension: 177mm x 126mm
Please note: The book is a wonderful reference on the work of Sylvain but is not included.