London: Eugène Atget. Select Works
Devanture d'un Brocanteur c.1900 © Eugène Atget
Hotel de Roquelaure, Blvd. St. Germain 246, Paris 1905 © Eugène Atget
Impasse de la Baudorie, Rue de Venise, Paris 1890 © Eugène Atget
Tour du college de Fortet, rue Valette, 1899 (5e arrondissement) 1899 © Eugène Atget
Ancien Hotel de Jumilhac 12, rue de l'Abbe Gregoire 1905 © Eugène Atget
Bagatelle (Rose Garden with Painter) 1910 © Eugène Atget
James Hyman Photography present a select group of vintage photographs by Eugène Atget(1857 – 1927). In many ways Atget was the first conceptual artist in his approach to the modern metropolis. Atget's apparently prosaic photographs often present a dream-like ambiance and possess a strange stillness in what was otherwise a bustling urban centre. Atget often catalogued these spaces thematically and formed a valuable visual encyclopedia of the time. This archive presents a stock record of a disappearing Paris, which now exists in collections around the globe. Today, Atget is recognised less for the document itself than for his unique perspectives, which some mark as the first ‘modern’ points of view presented through the lens.
Eugène Atget. Select Works.
Until November 12, 2011
James Hyman Photography
16 Savile Row
London W1S 3PD