Eugène Atget, Date of Birth, Place of Birth, Date of Death


Eugène Atget

French photographer

Date of Birth: 12-Feb-1857

Place of Birth: Libourne, Nouvelle-Aquitaine, France

Date of Death: 04-Aug-1927

Profession: photographer, artist, architectural photographer

Nationality: France

Zodiac Sign: Aquarius

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About Eugène Atget

  • Eugène Atget (French: [ad??]; 12 February 1857 – 4 August 1927) was a French flâneur and a pioneer of documentary photography, noted for his determination to document all of the architecture and street scenes of Paris before their disappearance to modernization.
  • Most of his photographs were first published by Berenice Abbott after his death.
  • Though he sold his work to artists and craftspeople, and became an inspiration for the surrealists, he did not live to see the wide acclaim his work would eventually receive.

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