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Photos

Photography became for Ella Maillart a natural extension of her eyes, and she made ample use of it. The camera was her notebook, a day-to-day record reflecting the vision of a modern,  independent and non-conformist woman. She took photographs mainly to illustrate her travel books, articles, and talks, most of her images remained unknown at the time they were taken. Today, we are surprised to see a bygone era resuscitated, a vanished or forgotten world spring back from the past. In 1989, Ella Maillart entrusted her photographic archives to the Elysée Photo Museum (now Photo Elysée) in Lausanne, Switzerland, which has devoted several major exhibitions to this exceptional body of work. 

Information about Ella Maillart's photographs and copyright questions:

                                                     

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Photographs on this website: © Estate of Ella Maillart & Photo Elysée, Lausanne 

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Tien Shan, Kyrgyzstan, 1932
Uzbekistan, 1932
Adyar, India, 1958
Tsaidam, China, 1935
Uzbekistan, 1932
Tien Shan, Kyrgyzstan, 1932
Kyrgyzstan, 1932
Uzbekistan, 1932
Uzbekistan, 1932
Afghanistan, 1937
Uzbekistan, 1932
China, 1935
Inner Mongolia, China, 1934
Ghazni, Afghanistan, 1937
China, 1935
Nepal, 1951
Chartwell, England, 1936
Kerala, India, 1955
China, 1935
Moscow, USSR, 1930
Rajasthan, India, 1972
China, 1935
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