2003 - Janine Niepce

Janine Niepce was the daughter of a Bourguignon winemaker who moved from her countryside to Paris to escape the phylloxera crisis at the beginning of the century. Her distant relative, Nicéphore, was one of the inventors of photography. As soon as she started her studies in art and archaeology, Janine was passionate about photography and dedicated herself completely to this art after the war. Janine Niepce’s pictures were broadly diffused, contributing to the creation of France’s image in the 60s. It recalls notably 50 years of the evolution of the feminine condition. For Château Lafite Rothschild, Janine Niepce took several shots among them the one showing the Château’s reflection in the pond. Shown upside down, it gives a UFO appearance to the water lilies that are then located in the sky…