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Eugene Atget


PhotoUtopia Intro: Atget was a prolific photographer for the period, considering he was shooting on 10” x 8” plates, using a cumbersome bellows camera, the 10,000 plus images he left behind was a remarkable feet in itself. Although a commercial photographer, Atget working for the city Bureaus and the Carnavalet Museum, and in his own time would build up a portrait of Paris at a time of great transformation. He was capturing a disappearing world, and doing so with an unfussy, straight approach, his images are more intriguing than beautiful, they offer us a peek into a world now lost, but avoid the betrayal of photographers who simply sets out to flatter. Atget was amongst the first to teach us that photography’s greatest strength is in its ability to portray and record the real.

Wikipedia*Eugene Atget (February 12, 1857 – August 4, 1927), was a French photographer noted for his photographs documenting the architecture and street scenes of Paris.

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