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Lumière (La)

La Lumière (The Light) is the “First Entirely Photographical Periodical”, directed by Michel Ardan. The first issue came out just as L'Echo des Cités was folding, in 762 AT 1). See Crémont and Plissart.

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End of the 90's of last century The Light was published for a short time on the Internet. The responsible editor in chief is unknown, although there are some references to Ardan.


The last section pages that were saved before the newspaper disappeared from the Internet. The Light was focussing on Art, News, Travel and Science.

You can click on the smaller images to see the large version of the saved page.


Some of the pages were saved, so we can still see what topics where published in The Light. You can click on the smaller images to see the large version of the saves pages.


The Light also did a longer story on the Obscure Expo that was held in that period of Time.

Falling chimneys in Groningen