Don't mind if I do! Very excited that I'll be visiting New York while this show is up. Content below is from MOMA's website, click HERE for more information.
"The sign outside Atget’s studio read, “Documents pour
artistes,”—declaring his modest ambition to create images for other
artists to use as source material. This humility belied the visual
sophistication and distinctive vision that characterized much of Atget’s
own work. Whether exploring the urban texture of Paris’ fifth
arrondissement throughout the first quarter of the 20th century, or the
abandoned grandeur of the parks at Sceaux during a remarkable creative
outburst in the spring of 1925, Atget captured the essence of his chosen
subject through the camera’s lens with increasing sensitivity
throughout his career."
Eugène Atget. Coin, Boulevard de la Chapelle et Rue Fleury 76, 18E.
June 1921. Matte albumen silver print, 6 13/16 x 9" (17.3 x 22.9 cm).
The Museum of Modern Art, New York. Abbott-Levy Collection. Partial gift
of Shirley C. Burden