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 Eugene Atget  (1857 - 1927)

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Lived/Active: France      Known for: photography, scenic photos of old Paris streets

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Courtyard, 7 Rue de Beautreillis, 4th Arrondissement, albumen silver print, 7" X 8.5", 1900
Courtesy of the National Gallery of Canada
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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
1898.

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 (showing 500 of 1472 characters).

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