Eugène Atget, voir Paris, the exhibition at Paris Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson - Postponed to January 2021

Published by Elodie D. · Published on 30 November 2020 at 13h59 · Updated on 30 November 2020 at 15h04
Eugène Atget is given pride of place for an exhibition ultimately running from January 19 to April 25, 2021 at the Fondation Henri Cartier Bresson. Called “Voir Paris”, this display takes us to the work of the photographer who immortalized Paris from 1890 to 1927 through thousands of shots.

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.

Practical information

Dates and Opening Time
From 19 January 2021 to 25 April 2021



    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 €

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    Ouvert du mardi au dimanche de 11h à 19h.

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