Places and people in photographs. Eugène Atget’s Paris Cover Image

Miejsca i ludzie w fotografii. Paryż Eugène’a Atgeta
Places and people in photographs. Eugène Atget’s Paris

Author(s): Małgorzata Kamecka
Subject(s): Photography
Published by: Wydawnictwo Uniwersytetu w Białymstoku
Keywords: photography; city; peripheries; Paris; Eugène Atget

Summary/Abstract: The article presents the person and output of the French photographer Eugène Atget (1857-1927). The artist was famous for his diligence in photographing the changes occurring in Paris as the result of a reconstruction originated during the Second Empire. The enormous legacy of the artist-documentalist (c. 10 thousand photos) shows perishing places in the capital of France as well as representatives of dying out trades. The author is especially interested in Atget’s fascination with life on the peripheries of the metropolis.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 04
  • Page Range: 141-151
  • Page Count: 11
  • Language: Polish