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The Lumière Brothers

1 Mar

Charlotte Coulthard

Auguste and Louis Lumiere

Arguably the creators of cinema, Auguste and Louis Lumière were two remarkable brothers who made their mark on the world at the end of the 19th century. Born in Besançon, they were quickly introduced into the world of photography and art by their father, an artist and owner of a photography business. In 1861 they moved as a family to the Monplaisir quarter of Lyon, nowadays called Monplaisir- Lumière, an acknowledgement of their contribution to cinema and to the city. The Lumière mansion remains a great part of the history of this quarter and has been converted into a museum charting the astonishing lives of these two brothers. Continue reading