[i] Michael C. Lawlor: “Luis Nadeau, an encyclopedia of photographic techniques.” Blackflash, Vol. 6, No. 4, Winter 1988, pp. 4, 17, 18.

[ii] www.capacanada.ca/

[iii] www.rencontres-arles.com/

[iv] www.theworkshops.com/

[v] The processing (not the coating procedure and formulas) of Fresson paper is detailed in Luis Nadeau’s History and Practice of Carbon Processes, 1982, pp. 53-62.

[vi] Real photographs as opposed to photomechanical reproductions like offset or inkjet (aquagravure, giclée, etc.) printing.

[vii] Nadeau never used the color version of the Fresson process. The descendants of the inventor are still using it in France. www.atelier-fresson.com/

[viii] www.apogeephoto.com/mag7-6/ortiz_echague.shtml

ix] www.unav.es/fff/paginasinternas/ortizechague/default.html

[x] Christina Sabat, a journalist who interviewed Nadeau on the acquisition of the Fresson process wrote: ''It is a dramatic tale which has all the ingredients for a successful mystery thriller including drama, intrigue, suspense and the involvement of prominent and wealthy personages". The Daily Gleaner, Fredericton, NB (May 24, 1980), p. 5. Indeed, by the time the transaction was finalized, it had directly involved a large number of people in four countries.


[xi] MONOGRAPHS by Luis Nadeau:

History and Practice of Carbon Processes, (1982);

History and Practice of Platinum Printing, (1984, revised in 1986 and 1994);

Geschichte und Praxis des Platindrucks, (1993);

History and Practice of Oil and Bromoil Printing, (1985);

Geschichte und Praxis des Ol- und Bromoldrucks, (1992);

Modern Carbon Printing, (1986);

Gum Dichromate and Other Direct Carbon Processes, (1987);

Encyclopedia of Printing, Photographic and Photomechanical Processes, 2 vols., (1989-1990); second edition, 2008.

In progress:

Guide to the Identification of Prints, Photographs and Documents.

A Review of the Penrose Annual.

The Art Exemplar Demystified.


[xii] ARTICLES by Luis Nadeau include:

“Archival Processing,” Camera Canada, Toronto, Sept. 1976, pp. 36, 38.

“7th International Meeting of Photography,” Camera Canada, Toronto, Dec. 1976, pp. 32, 36, 38, 40, 42.

“On Color Print Processes and Conservation,” Print Letter, No. 8, Zürich, March/April 1977, p. 11.

“Images de Québec,” (Introducing the work of Michel Saint-Jean) Camera Canada, Toronto, No. 35, Dec. 1977, pp. 12, 23, 44.

“8th International Meeting of Photography,” Camera Canada, Toronto, Dec. 1977, pp. 34, 36, 38, 40, 42.

“Restaurer des daguerréotypes,” Prestige de la photographie, Paris, June 1978, pp. 154-156.

“Rephotographier une plaque cassée,” Prestige de la photographie, Paris, Nov. 1978, p. 153.

“Platinotypia,” Progresso Fotografico, Milano, 1978, pp. 22, 27, 65.

“The History of the Fresson Process,” PhotoCommuniqué, Toronto, Vol. 2, No. 1, March/April 1980, pp. 19-21.

“La conservation des photographies,”La Revue d'histoire de la Société Historique Nicholas-Denys, Caraquet (NB.), Vol. 8, No. 1, April 1980, pp. 22-34.

“The Fresson Process,” The Photographic Journal, London, Royal Photographic Society, Vol. 120, No. 7, July/August 1980, p. 299.

Id. Vol. 121, No.7, July 1981, pp. 304-309.

“The Fresson Process,” AVISO, New Pictorialist Society, Santa Cruz, CA, July  1982, pp. 4-12.

“La conservation des photographies,” Photo-Sélection, Québec, Vol. 2, No. 5, Nov./Dec. 1982, pp. 42, 43, 51.

“Notes sur la restauration et la copie des photographies,” Photo-Sélection, Québec, Vol. 2, No. 6, Jan./Feb. 1983, pp. 38, 39.

“Nadeau Letter,” PhotographiConservation, Rochester, (RIT), Vol. 5, No. 1 & 2, March/June 1982, pp. 6-7.

“La Platinotypie,” Photo-Sélection, Québec, Vol. 4, No. 4, Sept./Oct. 1984, pp. 42-47, 51.

“Fresson Revisited,” Darkroom Photography, San Francisco, Vol. 7, No. 7, Nov. 1985, p. 6.

“Els processos d’impressió fotomecànica: història, identificació i conservació,” (in Catalan) Imatge i Recerca, 7es. Jornades Antoni Varés, Nov. 19-22, 2002, Ajuntament de Girona, Spain, pp. 109-120.

“Reproduction processes used in Camera Work, 1903-1917.” In catalogue published on occasion of the exhibition “Camera Work: A Centennial Celebration.” The James A. Michener Art Museum, Doylestown, PA, Sept. 13 – December 28, 2003. The Photo Review, Vol. 26, Nos 1 & 2, 2003. Stephen Perloff, Curator.


2 articles dans la publication du Benaki.


[xiii] CONTRIBUTOR TO/ QUOTED IN (selected list):

Szilágyi Gábor, A fotómúvészet története, Budapest, 1982.

T. Browne & E. Partnow's Macmillan Biographical Encyclopedia of Photographic Artists & Innovators, New York, Macmillan, 1983.

International Center of Photography's Encyclopedia of Photography,New York, Crown Publishers. 1984.

Toni Petersen, Dir., Art and Architecture Thesaurus, Oxford University Press. 1994.

Stroebel & Zakia (ed.), The Focal Encyclopedia of Photography, Third Edition, Focal Press (Butterworths). 1993.

C. Gladden (ed.), Encyclopedia of Physical Science and Technology, San Diego, Academic Press. 2005.

P. Fouché: Dictionnaire encyclopédique du livre. Vol. 2 (E-M), Paris, Cercle de la librairie. 2005.


Cartier-Bresson, Vocabulaire technique…

J. Hannavy (ed.): Encyclopedia of Nineteenth-Century Photography, New York, Routledge. 2007.

Robin Lenman (Ed.): The Oxford Companion to the Photograph, Oxford University Press. 2009.


French photographic patents: http://brevetsphotographiques.fr/

Exhibitions of the Royal Photographic Society 1870-1915: http://kmd-y.dmu.ac.uk/