Unit 4 Research: Language Of Light: Eugene Atget

Although Eugene Atget died in 1927, such was the quality of his work that he remains a benchmark against which most sophisticated contemporary photography measures itself. His photographs, many of which were taken at dawn, are notable for their diffuse light and wide views that give a sense of space and ambience. He devoted most … Continue reading Unit 4 Research: Language Of Light: Eugene Atget

Unit 4 Photographers: The Language Of Light

Nicephore Niepce 1827 - Essay - Memoire on the Heliograph Sally Mann’s series Southern Landscapes and Immediate Family Berlin-based documentary photographer Michael Schmidt (1945–2014) actively sought out a flat midday light: Early in his career, Eugène Atget also worked with midday light for the objective quality that it gave to his photographs. Asamura Bloomfield, ‘Volatile … Continue reading Unit 4 Photographers: The Language Of Light

Photographers Past And Present

1829 Nicéphore Niépce (1765–1833) talked about ‘automatically fixing by the action of light the image formed in the camera obscura’. In 1838, Louis Daguerre (1787– 1851) officially announced the invention of photography as ‘the spontaneous reproduction of the images of nature’. Eugène Atget (1857–1927) was a pioneer of urban street photography in Paris at the … Continue reading Photographers Past And Present