ghost city: eugene atget's paris
image via As mentioned in an earlier post, the BBC series The Genius of Photography led me to the work of Eugene Atget: a French photographer, documenting a rapidly disappearing side of Paris in the late nineteenth century. Entire neighbourhoods which took their shape from the narrow, medieval roads, were reformed in the wake of Baron Haussmann's renovations of Paris. Atget was elderly when he was taking his series of images of Paris, and persisted with dated cameras and methods, despite…
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Eugène Atget – photographer extraordinaire
Paris in 1900 was witness to a veritable craze for photography. The city recently renovated by Georges-Eugène Haussmann included the now completed Eiffel Tower. It was the tallest structure in the …
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Epicerie Fruterie (Getty Museum)
Epicerie Fruterie; Eugène Atget (French, 1857 - 1927); Paris, France; 1912; Albumen silver print; 22.2 × 17.6 cm (8 3/4 × 6 15/16 in.); 94.XM.108.10; The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, Anonymous gift; Rights Statement: No Copyright - United States