“However hard I tried to ‘illustrate’ an aspect of the urban environment, to unmask and present how this sleepy, suburban environment ‘functioned’ and fitted together somehow it always failed”.
“You have to be prepared to look in the ‘low’ places in our visual culture as well as the ‘high’. You have to be a rag picker as much as a connoisseur”.
Text Excerpt from The early photographic work of Eugene Atget: 1892 – 1902 By Eun Young Jeong, Michigan State University Very little is known about Atget’s early life. He kept no diary or other personal records. The information that has been published has become somewhat mythological due to a lack of primary source material. The […]
Zoniers, Porte de Choisy, 1913 By Stephen Longmire, Afterimage, May 2001 It has been 20 years, amazingly enough, since New York City’s Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) launched its landmark cycle of exhibitions of the work of French photographer Eugene Atget (1857-1927), who spent his last 30 years documenting the architectural record of Paris and […]