Rue Saint Vincent, 18ème arrondissement, Paris - Eugène Atget


Rue Saint Vincent, 18ème arrondissement, Paris - Eugène Atget



Vieux Paris, coins pittoresques (Group title)
Tirage monté en 30 x 40 cm.

Eugene Atget, the French photographer, is best known for his photographs of the architecture and street scenes of Paris, France, late 19th and early 20th centuries. He captured the city's architecture and daily life. His work has been celebrated for its historical importance. Atget's work was rediscovered by American photographer Berenice Abbott.

Abbott was born in Springfield, Ohio, and later moved to New York City, where she studied sculpture. She became interested in photography and worked as an assistant to the famous photographer Man Ray in Paris. Abbott is known for her black and white photographs of New York City architecture, which she began taking in the 1930s. She also documented the city's changing urban landscape over several decades. Abbott's work has been exhibited in major museums around the world, and she has received numerous awards and honours for her contributions to photography. Her legacy as a photographer continues to inspire and influence artists today.

Born in Libourne, France, Atget worked as a sailor, actor and painter before turning to photography in his late 40s. He is best known for his photographs of Parisian architecture and street scenes, which he began taking in the early 1900s. Atget's photographs are characterised by their meticulous attention to detail and documentary approach to capturing the city of Paris. He photographed everything from grand boulevards and famous landmarks to humble storefronts and alleyways, creating a visual record of the rapidly changing city in the early 20th century. Despite his prolific output, Atget struggled to make a living from his photography, and it was only after his death that his work gained widespread recognition. Today, he is considered one of the most important photographers of the early 20th century, and his images continue to inspire and influence photographers and artists around the world.



1880 - 1900


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