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Past Exhibition

  • Eugène Atget
    Boulevard de Strasbourg, 1912
    George Eastman House collection
  • Eugène Atget
    La Rue Quincampoix, Vue Prise de la rue des Lombards, 4e arrondissement, 1908
    George Eastman House collection
  • Eugène Atget
    Bureau de la Corporation des Joailliers et Merciers, rue Quincampoix 40, 4e arrondissement, 1908
    George Eastman House collection
  • Christopher Rauschenberg
    83, Rue du Fauberg Saint Antoine, September 28, 1997
    George Eastman House collection, gift of the artist
  • Christopher Rauschenberg
    Angle de la Rue Lhomond et de la Rue Rataud, 1997
    George Eastman House collection, gift of the artist
  • Christopher Rauschenberg
    Galerie Beujolais, September 27, 1997
    George Eastman House collection, gift of the artist

Paris: Photographs by Eugène Atget and Christopher Rauschenberg

JUNE 9–AUGUST 27, 2006

his exhibition presents a survey of the George Eastman House's exemplary holdings of the work of Eugène Atget (1857–1927) alongside a contemporary interpretation of the project by the artist Christopher Rauschenberg. Atget, known for his encyclopedic and comprehensive record of the French capital in transition at the turn of the last century, is today considered one of the seminal photographic modernists. Rauschenberg's project is both an homage to Atget and an artistic study of Paris in its own right. While not attempting to replicate the exact angles and perspectives of Atget's photographs, Rauschenberg evokes their aesthetic and emotional tone.

The exhibition is curated by Alison Nordström, Curator of Photographs, George Eastman House, Rochester, New York. It is the tenth in the series "New Histories of Photography," collaborations between ICP and George Eastman House made possible by the generous support of The Horace W. Goldsmith Foundation. Additional funding for New Histories 10 was received from George N. Abraham, M.D.