Alphonse-Louis Poitevin

Dates1819 - 1882
RolesPhotographer, Lithographer, Daguerreotypist, Printer
BornConflans-Sur-Anille, France
DiedConflans-Sur-Anille, France

Alphonse-Louis Poitevin, a chemical engineer, photographed landscapes near his family home, as well as his coworkers at the saltworks factory at Montmorot, France. He was known for his use of carbon printing and photolithography, both photomechanical processes. By the mid-1850s he was printing work by other photographers, including Nadar.