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“He was… a photographer of such authority and originality that his work remains a benchmark against which much of the most sophisticated contemporary photography measures itself. The pictures that he made… are seductively and deceptively simple, wholly poised, reticent, dense with experience, mysterious, and pure.”
— “Looking at Photographs” by John Szarkowski
 
In the end, Eugène Atget appeared to be a tragic figure, who roamed the streets of Paris in a long overcoat that was as frayed and worn as his life had become. However,…

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via Imaging Resource News Page http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2013/01/18/The-obsessive-eye-of-Eugene-Atget-master-photographers-images-of-Old-Par

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