Eugène Atget (French, 1857–1927). Rue Laplace and Rue Valette, Paris, 1926. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. The Elisha Whittelsey Collection, The Elisha Whittelsey Fund, by exchange, 1970 (1970.594.2)

Eugène Atget (French, Rue Laplace and Rue Valette, Paris, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.

EUGENE ATGET: “Biography and Early Career of Eugene Atget” (2006)

This is the reason we should all photograph the 'mundane' as in 100 years it too will probably be gone or changed - EUGENE ATGET: “Biography and Early Career of Eugene Atget”

Eugene Atget

Eugène Atget Cour, 7 rue de Valence June 1922 Matte albumen silver print 7 x 8 x cm) The Museum of Modern Art, New York Abbott-Levy Collection. Partial gift of Shirley C.

BnF - Eugène Atget

Eugene Atget - Atget was a French flaneur and a pioneer of documentary photography, noted for his determination to document all of the architecture and street scenes of Paris before their disappearance to modernization.

Church of St Gervais, Paris (ca. 1903) - Eugène Atget (1857-1927)

Eugène Atget, Church of St Gervais, Paris, about albumen print from gelatin dry plate negative. © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Paris some time between 1910 and 1911, unknown bar

Paris captured in images as it was transformed into its modern self

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