Petit, Pierre Lamy
|Birthname||Pierre Lanith Petit|
|born on||15 August 1831 at 14:00 (= 2:00 PM )|
|Place||Aups, France, 43n37, 6e14|
|Timezone||LMT m6e14 (is local mean time)|
|Astrology data||21°55' 23°20 Asc. 03°50'|
French photographer, who in 1898 was the first photographer to attempt underwater photography.
Petit learned photography in Paris in the workshop of André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri (1819–1889) (together with 76 other employees). In 1858, he opened his own workshop in Paris with Antoine René Trinquart, later to be called La Photographie des Deux Mondes. This proved to be very successful and workshops were opened in Baden-Baden and Marseille (in partnership with Emile Cazalis).
In his lifetime he made thousands of photographs. He was the official photographer of the International Exposition of 1867. He went to New York several times to report on the construction of the Statue of Liberty. Petit made many photographs of the Siege of Paris (1870–71).
In 1908 he handed over the business to his son. Pierre Petit died on 16 February 1909 in Paris.
In April 2016, Sy Scholfield submitted the extract from his birth certificate .
- Vocation : Art : Photography
- Vocation : Business : Business owner