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14 October, 2020

Upcoming exhibition : Eugène Atget – Voir Paris

From November 17, 2020 to February 21, 2021

Eugène Atget - Voir Paris


This exhibition, presented at the Fondation HCB, is the fruit of long research efforts jointly undertaken by the two institutions throughout the musée Carnavalet – Histoire de Paris’ collections. The result is an outstanding presentation of the œuvre of Eugène Atget (1857-1927), a unique figure and photography pioneer.

Above all an artisan, Atget’s prolific output of photographs was intended for artists and lovers of the old Paris; he rose to fame posthumously. A forerunner of modernity is seen in his work by art critics and photographers, among them Henri Cartier-Bresson, whose early work sought to imitate Atget. Paris’ place within the œuvre of Cartier-Bresson is also the subject of an exhibition at the musée Carnavalet in the spring of 2021, a project in partnership with the Fondation HCB.

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