EUGÈNE ATGET. Corner of place Saint-André-des-Arts and rue Hautefeuille (6th arr), 1912 / Paris Musées / Musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris
EUGÈNE ATGET. Corner of place Saint-André-des-Arts and rue Hautefeuille (6th arr), 1912 / Paris Musées / Musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris 

Eugène Atget – Voir Paris

19/01/2021 - 25/04/2021

Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson 
79 rue des Archives 
 
75003 Paris

www.henricartierbresson.org   

 
Atypical figure and pioneer of photography, Eugène Atget was first a craftsman who devoted himself to the production of thousands of images, organized in series and intended for sale. In the twilight of his life, he saw some of his photographs published in avant-garde magazines, but became famous only just after his death, thanks to critics and photographers who saw in his images of Paris the rise of modernity. The regard for Atget’s work remains contrasted, between naivety, ignorant of his talent, and genius. Conceived thanks to the collection of the Musée Carnavalet, this exhibition emphasizes the innovative vision of the photographer.