Eugene (Jean-Eugene-Auguste) Atget
(1857 - 1927)
Eugene (Jean-Eugene-Auguste) Atget was active/lived in France. Eugene Atget is known for photography, scenic photos of old Paris architecture.
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Eugène Atget b. 1857, d. 1927 photographer French Eugène Atget never called himself a photographer; instead he preferred "author-producer." A private, almost reclusive man, Atget first tried his hand at painting and acting, then began to photograph vieux Paris (Old Paris) in
He photographed in part to create "documents," as he called his photographs, of architecture and urban views, but he supported himself by selling these photographs to painters as studies. Atget carried a large-format view camera, an outdated, cumbersome outfit, through the streets and gardens of Paris, usually photographing around dawn; many of these areas--storefronts and public spaces in nineteenth-century Paris and Versailles--were demolished so
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