1901, Turkey – 1963, Egypt
Armand travelled to Alexandria (Egypt) with his father around 1906 or 1908, where he went to school and developed a passion for drawing. In 1925, he moved to Cairo and became an assistant to the Jewish-Austrian photographer Zola. Zola sent him to Austria to learn hand-colouring techniques for black and white photographs. After the death of Zola in 1930, Armand opened Studio Armand. He took portraits of film stars and famous political figures including King Farouk, Mustapha al Nahas, Gaafar Numeiri, and Colonel Nasser. After his death in 1963, his son Armand continued working at Studio Armand.
Armand. Novia de la familia Batrawi, Egypt, 1938.