PIERRE PETIT (France, Provence, Aups 1832-1909 / act: Paris)
Pierre Petit was a French photographer born in 1832 in Aups, Provence, France. He learned photography in Paris 'with' or better under orders of André-Adolphe-Eugène Disdéri (1819-1889) in the 77 employees workshop. In 1858 he opened his own workshop. He was the official photographer of the 'Universal Exhibition' of 1867 and went to New York several times to report on the construction of the Statue of Liberty. In 1898 he was the first photographer to try to make underwater photography.