Articles Tagged with: Eugene Atget
Joel Meyerowitz | Black & White Work
Wyoming, 1964 © Joel Meyerowitz

Wyoming, 1964 © Joel Meyerowitz

The best way is to look at the ‘old guys’ like Brassaï and Atget. The street teaches you to act quickly when you see something. If you don’t, you miss it!

– Joel Meyerowitz

Malaga, Spain, 1967 © Joel Meyerowitz

Malaga, Spain, 1967 © Joel Meyerowitz

Time Square, 1965 © Joel Meyerowitz

Time Square, 1965 © Joel Meyerowitz

Pool in Southwest, 1971 © Joel Meyerowitz

Pool in Southwest, 1971 © Joel Meyerowitz

Central Park, 1965 © Joel Meyerowitz

Central Park, 1965 © Joel Meyerowitz

Speaking of his mentor, Robert Frank:

He was a real loner. Sometimes when I ran into him he would send me away.

– Joel Meyerowitz

New York City, Times Square, 1963 © Joel Meyerowitz

New York City, Times Square, 1963 © Joel Meyerowitz

New York City, 1962 © Joel Meyerowitz

New York City, 1962 © Joel Meyerowitz

Christmas at Kennedy Airport, 1968 © Joel Meyerowitz

Christmas at Kennedy Airport, 1968 © Joel Meyerowitz


Eugene Atget | La Villette, rue Asselin, 1921
La Villette, rue Asselin © Eugene Atget, 1921

La Villette, rue Asselin © Eugene Atget, 1921

Atget’s importance is unquestioned. If I started out to criticize, it was from disappointment. I had expected a flame, and found but a warm glow. What I admire most of all is the man’s simple honesty. He has no bag of tricks. He makes me feel ashamed in recalling certain prints — most all destroyed now — in which I found myself trying to call attention with cleverness, or shall I say by a forced viewpoint — for I hope I have never been cheaply clever!

And recalling the usual “Photo Salon” of pretty trees, romantic nudes, sentimental postures, Atget stands out, so very far apart, in extraordinary dignity.

– Edward Weston