A Collection of Aviation Photography by Jean Dieuzaide
Jean Dieuzaide’s aviation photography from 1954 to 1972, is a centrepiece of the museum’s collection.
Acquired by the town of Blagnac at the end of the 2000s, the collection consists of more than 3,000 prints, negatives and slides recounting the history of Sud-Aviation and Aerospatiale.
A native of the Toulouse region, he was initiated to photography from an early age by his father. He started his career shortly before World War II and came to fame under the alias “Yan” during the liberation of Toulouse in 1944. His portrait of the General de Gaulle earned him much acclaim.
An enthusiastic model-maker from an early age before becoming a passionate aviation photographer, he also answered to requests of the aircraft manufacturers of Toulouse.
Without ever losing sight of the artistic dimension of his activity, he strove to capture the daily life as well as the most spectacular events of this industrial adventure.
Two of his photographs are on display in the museum’s reception area: the entire collection will be available for consultation at a later date.