Amélie Galup was born to a Protestant family of wine merchants and ship-owners in Bordeaux. An amateur
photographer in the truest sense of the word, Amélie Galup was introduced to photography around 1895, at
her home in Saint-Antonin, near Albi. By 1912, she had created numerous portraits of her family, her friends
and nearby residents, and she had reported on Albi, Saint-Antonin, Luchon, Royan and Nantes, focusing mainly
on fairs and markets. She loved workshop poses, group scenarios and meticulous landscapes. As testimony of
a disappearing world, these photographs from one of the first female photographers are of obvious interest to
ethnographers and aestheticists alike. Sociologist Claude Harmelle discovered them in 1980.