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August 29, 2019

Stunning Fashion Photography by Walter Carone in the Early 1950s

Italian-French photographer Walter Carone (1920–1982) learned photography at his father's studio. His father moved from Italy to Cannes, France, where he opened a photographic studio for weddings, confirmations and other festive occasions.

In 1945, Carone moved to Paris, equipped only with a camera and some film. He started his photographic career by working for different magazines (Ciné-vie, Elle, France-Dimanche, Point de vue), but succeeded only when he started his work at Paris Match, that was first published in 1949.

It is important to tell that Paris Match from that period had very little in common with today's yellow pages magazine with the same name. His motto was Le poids des mots, le choc des photos (the weight of words and the shock of the pictures) and before the expansion of television, his photo reportages were the only source of current events.

Carone made approximately 200 reportages per year. At the magazine he begun as a photo reporter, later the editor of photography and finished as the assistant chief editor.

At the end of the 1960s, Carone wanted to share his talent and knowledge with fans of photography. He first founded the magazine Photo, and later Photo Journal. He is also the author of various books for photo-amateurs.

Here below is part of Walter Carone's work in the early 1950s.


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