WITNESS TO HISTORY
He has been called one of the greatest photojournalists of the 20th century. Marilyn Monroe, Brigitte Bardot, Jane Fonda, Liz Taylor, Miles Davis, Yves Saint Laurent, Andy Warhol, Elvis Presley, Jean-Luc Godard and some of the most famous historical figures of our times, including President Kennedy have all found a home inside his archive of one million negatives. But for all his achievements, few know the details of Henri’s remarkable origin story. Orphaned at thirteen in the midst of the Holocaust, he set out to rebuild his family at any cost. Through love, persistence and uncompromising vision he achieved something more: an artistic legacy for the generations. Exploring both the photographer’s traumatic past and the contrasting vibrancy of the life and career he molded after, Henri Dauman’s story is a testament to the resilience and perseverance of the human spirit.