This year Agnès Godard will receive the Pierre Angénieux Tribute surrounded by her artistic delegation at the Cannes Film Festival. Ahead of the prestigious evening, this extraordinarily talented director of photography shares her passion for cinema lenses and particular love story with Angénieux
Where does the word Zoom come from?
The word zoom has its origins in aviation, meaning “quickly move closer”. It started to be used in photography in the 1930’s with the development of new optics with variable focal lengths. It quickly became a common name in the second part of the 20th century as Pierre Angenieux called “zooms” his lenses with variable focal length and as the zoom lenses became more popular due to major improvements in lens design.
The Angénieux brand highlighted at the Museum of Art and Industry of Saint-Etienne
As part of the section “Working Promise” of the 10th International Biennale of Design that was held in Saint-Etienne from March 9 to April 9, 2017, the Museum of Art & Industry of Saint-Etienne (MAI) chose to present a local industrial adventure, the Angenieux history from its foundation to the digital technology revolution. This exhibition – 750 sqm fully dedicated to the Angénieux brand – will last till Nov 6, 2017.