Come and (re)discover Paris as shot by Eugène Atget at the Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson from Januayr 19, 2021. If you have not heard about him, Atget was a photographer who has entrusted himself with shooting the old Paris between 1897, after hearing entire neighborhoods in the city will be renovated.
He has shot thousands of pictures that he will sell to different public institutions such as the Musée Carnavalet and the Historic Library of Paris, the Municipal Commission of the old Paris… And this is thanks to the collection from the Musée Carnavalet that this compelling exhibition can take place.
We discover the career of this self-taught artist who managed to get himself a name in the photography universe. He started a drama career before turning to photography at 31, for lack of means. We are in 1888 and his pictures will take him to prosperity thanks to his innovative vision, the Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson says.
At the same time as this exhibition, the Cité de l’Architecture presents a selection of works from the Archives de la Planète, the mission Albert Khan started as he wanted to put up together a cartography of the world in colored pictures at the same time. These photographers took thousands of pictures of Paris.
Dates and Opening Time
From 19 January 2021 to 25 April 2021
Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson
79 Rue des Archives
75003 Paris 3
Métro ligne 3 et 11 station "Art et Métiers", ligne 3 station "Temple", métro ligne 8 station "Filles du Calvaire".
Tarif -18 ans, personnes handicapées: Free
Tarif réduit: 5 €
tarif plein: 9 €
Ouvert du mardi au dimanche de 11h à 19h.