Eugene Atget

Eugene Atget is a photographer who liked to document street photography back in the late 1800’s. He wanted to document the radical transformation of the streets of Paris before public opposition agreed to the destruction of the historical architectural streets, to disappear with the growth of modernization.

Atget wanted to photograph various courtyards in the historic centre, with its beautiful buildings, bridges, palaces, shops with detailed window display, narrow lanes and passageways intertwining through Paris all of which were to be transformed or even demolished to make room for the bigger, modern, fancier buildings.


A photograph or collection of photographs could always be shared, if no meaning to you, may mean something to someone else. Atget’s work was never explained or achieved recognition when he was alive, only after he passed people became aware of his intentions but his work deserves to have that respect.


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