Jean Painlevé, Daphnie, 1928
Vintage gelatin silver print, 10 5/16 x 14 1/4 in. (26.2 x 36.2 cm)
(commonly called a water flea) most likely made during the filming of La Daphnie
see More Info below for a link to an excerpt of the film
Signed in ink on print verso.
Illustrated: La Revue du Medecin, No. 3, December 3, 1929: Science et cinema, p. 32. L'Art Vivant, July 1, 1931. Jean Painleve: Le pieds dans l'eau. Edition Jeu de Paume/LienArt, 2022, p. 232.
Daphnia, a genus of small planktonic crustaceans, are 0.2–5 millimetres (0.01–0.20 in.) in length. Daphnia are members of the order Cladocera, and are one of the several small aquatic crustaceans commonly called water fleas because their saltatory swimming style resembles the movements of fleas. Daphnia live in various aquatic environments ranging from acidic swamps to freshwater lakes and ponds.
La Daphnie: https://jeanpainleve.org/node/261