Alexandre Michon

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Alexander Mishon
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BornJuly 5, 1858
Kharkiv, present-day Ukraine
DiedJuly 5, 1921

Alexander Mishon (Russian: Александр Михайлович Мишон; 5 July 1858, in Kharkiv – 5 July 1921, near Samara) was a Russian photographer and cinematographer. Born to a French family in Kharkiv, he started his career as a photographer and owned a photo studio in his hometown. He later settled in Baku (nowadays capital of Azerbaijan) and lived there for 25 years.[1] Here, in 1898, he shot his first films using a Lumière cinematograph. Michon is widely regarded as the pioneer of Azerbaijani cinema.



  1. ^ Murray, Robin L.; Heumann, Joseph K. (2009). Ecology and popular film: cinema on the edge. SUNY Press. p. 23. ISBN 978-0-7914-7678-9.

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