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Atget’s Escher

Eugène Atget, Escalier 25 rue des Blancs-Manteaux, 1903-04 (2008.112.21) Eugène Atget (1857-1927) was a none-too-successful actor and painter before he became a photographer in the late 1880s. He focused on documenting Paris and its surroundings, for a while specializing in old … Continue reading

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The Joys of Commuting

Lucien Aigner, Last express to the suburbs, Paris, 1934 (277.1982) Gordon Parks, Commuters, New York City, 1946 (152.1983) Dan Weiner, Commuters, Forest Park, Illinois, 1953 (138.1992) Charles Pratt, Hoboken Ferry, 1963 (94.1996) Sebastião Salgado, Churchgate is the terminus station of … Continue reading

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Atget’s Port Dauphine

Eugène Atget, Port Dauphine, 1913 (2009.79.5) An astute documenter of Parisian urbanity, Eugène Atget also photographed the city’s fortifications in 1913. Under Louis XIV, fortress walls were destroyed in 1670 but fears of German invasion led to defense commissions in the 1830s. … Continue reading

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Happy 100th birthday Robert Doisneau!

On this day in 1912, Robert Doisneau was born in the Parisian suburb of Gentilly. If Robert Doisneau’s assignment for LIFE in June 1950, known as The Kiss by the Hotel de Ville, has been widely reproduced and is world … Continue reading

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The Other Iron Lady

Robert Capa, [Eiffel Tower, Paris], July 1952 On March 31, 1889, twenty-one cannon shots sounded the inauguration of the Old Lady of Paris. Gustave Eiffel realized a technical feat by constructing his eponymous tower in only two years, two months, … Continue reading

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André Kertész

André Kertész, Bocskay Tér, Budapest, 1914 André Kertész, In the Luxembourg Garden, Paris, 1928 André Kertész, My Friends at Cafe du Dome, 1928 André Kertész, Washington Square, Winter, 1954 André Kertész (1894–1985) was one of the most important photographers of … Continue reading

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Sonny Rollins is 80!

Herman Leonard, Sonny Rollins, Paris, 1960 (c) Herman Leonard Photography, LLC

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Un homme dans l’espace! The Painter Throws Himself into the Void!

Yves Klein, Dimanche, November 27, 1960 (photo by Harry Shunk) From the Yves Klein Archive: November 27: during the “Festival of Avant-Garde Art” in Paris, Yves Klein published Dimanche, four pages presented in the format of the Sunday edition of … Continue reading

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Fashion Week

William Klein, Patrick Kelly, from the “Backstage” series, 1987 Stephen Shore, Paraphernalia’s Opening and Show, 1966 Bill Eppridge, Watching Chanel Opening in Paris, 1966 Barbra Streisand, Elsa Martinelli and others wearing Chanel suits, and Marlene Dietrich N.R. Farbman, [Models in … Continue reading

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Atget, Archivist of Paris

Eugène Atget, [39, rue de Paris, Houdan], 1908 Eugène Atget, [Hôtel de Choisy, 8, rue de Barbette, Paris], 1901 Eugène Atget, [Balcony railing, 15, rue de Petit Pont, Paris], 1913 Eugène Atget, [Ornamental ironwork, Collégiale Notre Dame, Dammartin-en-Goële], 1921 Eugène … Continue reading

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