Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Eugene Atget

Eugène Atget (1857‑1927) ... A French photographer noted for his photographs documenting the architecture and street scenes of Paris.

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Though Atget was not well known during his lifetime, his visual record of a vanishing world has become an inspiration for twentieth-century photographers. American expatriate photographers Man Ray and Berenice Abbott rescued his work from obscurity just before his death. Abbott preserved his prints and negatives, and was the first person to publish and exhibit Atget's work outside of France. Many existing prints of Atget's images were, in fact, made by Abbott in the 1930s from his negatives.

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