Walking Paris Streets with Eugene Atget: Inspired Stories about the Ragpicker, Lampshade Vendor, and Other Characters and Places of Old France

Walking Paris Streets with Eugene Atget Inspired Stories about the Ragpicker Lampshade Vendor and Other Characters and Places of Old France Walking Paris Streets With Eugene Atget Inspired Stories About the Ragpicker Lampshade Vendor and Other Characters and Places of Old France is a collection of sixteen stories inspired by photographs

  • Title: Walking Paris Streets with Eugene Atget: Inspired Stories about the Ragpicker, Lampshade Vendor, and Other Characters and Places of Old France
  • Author: Greg Bogaerts
  • ISBN: 9780988589711
  • Page: 107
  • Format: Paperback
  • Walking Paris Streets With Eugene Atget Inspired Stories About the Ragpicker, Lampshade Vendor, and Other Characters and Places of Old France is a collection of sixteen stories inspired by photographs of early twentieth century photographer Eugene Atget, often regarded as the first street photographer These masterfully written stories bring the characters in Atget s phWalking Paris Streets With Eugene Atget Inspired Stories About the Ragpicker, Lampshade Vendor, and Other Characters and Places of Old France is a collection of sixteen stories inspired by photographs of early twentieth century photographer Eugene Atget, often regarded as the first street photographer These masterfully written stories bring the characters in Atget s photographs to life as they confront and suffer through the social and political changes that led to modern France Some characters are endearing, some are despicable a few characters rouse a good chuckle and others prompt feelings of grief and sadness All of the characters and their stories are unforgettable, all securely tethered to the places, history, and mythos of Old France.

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    1. Eugene Atget was a documentary photographer of Old France and spent 30 years, from 1897 to 1927, photographing scenes and the people of Paris and the area of the Seine. He did not choose the famous or wealthy. Instead he chose the people of the street: tradesmen, prostitutes, waiters, basket makers, ragpickers, etc.To complement these photos, Bogaerts has created stories imagining incidents in the lives of the people in 16 of these photos. We see episodes in their daily existence on the street, [...]

    2. Walking Paris Streets with Eugene Atget starts with a simple premise. Take some wonderful photographs of early Paris - the work of the extraordinary Atget - and weave stories around those photographs. Familiar territory perhaps but somewhere after the second or third story I found that I began to lift off, up and away from the black and white images in the book. I didn’t realise it was happening at first but soon after I was not only finding out about the Paris of 100 years ago but meeting a v [...]

    3. For those unfamiliar with Atget, he spent 30 years as a documentary photographer capturing images of "Old Paris", providing visual references of the forgotten and the often nameless street vendors, prostitutes, rag pickers and small tradesmen who frequented the side streets and back alleyways in the center of the city. From 1897 to 1927 he photographed people, architecture and landscapes along the Seine: his photographs show parts of the city that are now no longer after the war and various revi [...]

    4. I found the history of these photographs by the famous Edwardian Parisian photographer, Eugene Atget, much more interesting than the stories. The stories were extremely French, atmospheric and well-written, but I also found them rather contrived. This was probably difficult to avoid, because of the nature of the book.I didn't finish reading the stories, but I will continue reading the historical facts about the photos.

    5. I loved the photographs and learning about the history behind them, but the short stories didn't seem like they fit in.

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