Eugene Atget - French photographer noted for his photographs documenting the architecture and street scenes of Paris. He was an inspiration for the surrealists and other artists of his day. His genius as a photographer only gained attention thirty years after his death.
EUGENE ATGET: His project, Old Paris begun around 1897 and ending in the 20s focused on the disappearance of the 19th century’s architectural dream realm as the city was swept by modernization schemes.
Eugène Atget (1857–1927) "In the 1920s, Atget was heralded by Man Ray and the Surrealists for his photographs of window displays that melded reflections of the street with artifacts for sale, and for his pictures of places that seemed like so many theatrical stages pregnant with imminent action."