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    Britain's Lord Snowdon -- himself a distinguished photographer -- was honoured by the Paris City Council on Tuesday (3 April) at the opening of a 150th anniversary photographic exhibition, entitled "Images of Paris since the Discovery of Photography".

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    Britain's Lord Snowdon -- himself a distinguished photographer -- was honoured by the Paris City Council on Tuesday (3 April) at the opening of a 150th anniversary photographic exhibition, entitled "Images of Paris since the Discovery of Photography".

    Lord Snowdon was presented with the "Petite Plaque" of the City of Paris by the President of the council, Mme. Nicole de Hauteclocque.

    The exhibition was organised by the Ministry of Culture to commemorate the 150th anniversary of what the French consider was the discovery of photography by Nicephore Niepce in the late 18th Century. The exhibition features photographs of Paris taken over the past 150 years end records the changes in the city's appearance.

    SYNOPSIS: An exhibition, featuring photographs of Paris taken over the past 150 years, is being staged in the French capital. Britain's Lord Snowdon -- himself a distinguished photographer -- was among guests at Thursday's opening.

    These photographs of the River Seine flooding its banks were taken in 1910. Paris City Council honoured Lord Snowdon by presenting him with the city's Petite Plaque at the opening.

    The exhibition commemorates the 150th anniversary of what the French bellows was the discovery of photography by Frenchman, Nicephors Niepce. The oldest exhibit is an 1839 Daguerreotype.

    The photographs provide a vivid record of the changing face of the French capital. The exhibition was organised by the Ministry of Cultural Affairs.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA8CKRB9S79UKIRD2XOES6J5FQB
    Media URN:
    VLVA8CKRB9S79UKIRD2XOES6J5FQB
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    04/04/1973
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
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    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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