Eugène Atget1927 by Berenice Abbott

Among the people that she met in Paris was Eugène Atget, a photographer who captured the renovation of Paris in the late 19th century. It seems that Abbott admired Atget’s work so much that she acquired a part of his archive while he was still alive as well as some more of his work a few years after his death from his friend and executor André Calmettes. In 1930, she participated as a photo editor in the book Atget of Paris and in 1968 she gave her Atget’s archive to the Museum of Modern Art. All of these years she preserved his archive and tried to introduce him to a wider audience. Atget’s international recognition probably wouldn’t happen if she didn’t put all of this sustained effort.
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Soon after Atget died, his vast photo archive was in danger of being discarded. Though short of funds, Abbott saved the treasure of Atget's genius, bulky glass...
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