Timeline

1857
Born in Libourne, Gironde, France
1879
Enters the Conservatoire national de musique et d'art dramatique, Paris, France
1898
Began photography Vieux Paris (Old Paris)
1898–1914
Sold the majority of his work
1927
Died in Paris, France

Exhibitions

2010
Realismus - das Abenteuer der Wirklichkeit, Kunsthalle Emden, Emden, Germany
2010
In Focus: The Worker, The J. Paul Getty Museum, Los Angeles, USA
2010
Atget, Archivist of Paris, ICP International Center of Photography, New York (solo)
2009
The 70s. Experience and Documentation in Everyday Life, PhotoEspaña 2009, Madrid
2009
Die Zukunft der Vergangenheit, Greaphikmuseum Pablo Picasso, Münster, Germany
2009
Universal Archive, MACBA Museu d'Art Contemporani, Barcelona, Spain
2009
Das Leben der Dinge, Münchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany
2008
Modern Photographs: The Machine, the Body and the City--Selections, The Parrish Art Museum, Southampton, USA
2008
Mind at Play, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
2008
Unintentional Surrealist?, The Victoria and Albert Museum, London (solo)
2008
Paris um 1900 - Retrospektive, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Switzerland (solo)
2008
Parks and Trees, Galerie Thomas Zander, Cologne (solo)
2008
Retrospective - Eugène Atget, Martin-Gropius-Bau, Berlin


2007–2008
The Vanished Paris of Eugene Atget, Zabriskie Gallery, New York, NY
2007
What does the jellyfish want?, Museum Ludwig, Cologne
2007
Paris in Transition, National Gallery of Art, Washington, USA
2007
A FOTOGRAFIA NA COLEÇÃO DO IVAM, MAM Museu de Arte Moderna, São Paulo, Brazil
2007

Atget, une rétrospective, BNF - Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris

2006
New Histories 10 - Paris, ICP International Center of Photography, New York

2006
Paris, George Eastman House, Rochester, NY
2006
Dreaming in Black and White, Philadelphia Museum of Art, Philadelphia, USA
2005

Looking at Atget, Philadelphia Museum of Art, USA

2005
Master Photographs from the Gilman Collection: A Landmark Acquisition, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
2005
Der Körper der Photographie - Sammlung Herzog, Haus der Kunst, Munich, Germany
2004
Das Auge und der Apparat. Eine Geschichte der Fotografie aus den Sammlungen der Albertina, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Winterthur, Switzerland
2004
Best Of - Blick in die Sammlung, Die Photographische Sammlung / SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne
2004
Eugene Atget, Hidden Spaces, Laurence Miller Gallery, New York, NY
2003
Eugene Atget, Trees, Fraenkel Gallery
2003
La Photographie au tournant du siècle: du Pictorialisme à Eugène Atget, Musée d'Orsay, Paris
2003
Orte des Impressionismus. Gemälde und Fotografien, Kunstmuseum Basel, Basel, Switzerland
2003
Das Auge und der Apparat, Albertina, Wien
2002
Shopping, Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt, Germany
1998
Eugène Atget, 1857-1927: Frühe Fotografien, Staatsgalerie Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany (solo)
1993
Realism Unadorned: Photographs by Eugene Atget, US, NY, Rochester, GEH - South Gallery
1991
Eugene Atget, Japan, Tokyo, Printemps Ginza
1987
Eugene Atget, US, NY, Rochester, Hartnett Gallery - University of Rochester
1984
Eugène Atget, 1857-1927, National Gallery of Canada, Ottawa, Canada (solo)
1977
documenta 6, Kassel, Germany

Public Collections

The Museum of Modern Art, New York
ICP - International Center of Photography, New York
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art - SFMOMA, San Francisco
The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago
Los Angeles County Museum of Art - LACMA, Los Angeles
Musée d´Orsay, Paris
SK Stiftung Kultur, Cologne
MOMAT The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo
Fotostiftung Schweiz (Schweizerische Stiftung für die Photographie), Winterthur, Switzerland

Literature

2009
Situational Aesthetics, Leuven University Press, 2009
2008
Exhibition catalogue 2008 in Winterthur: Ed. Bibliothèque Nationale de France und Berliner Festspiele, deutsche Ausgabe published by Nicolai Verlag, Berlin
1998
Krauss, Rosalind: Die diskursiven Räume der Fotografie, in: dies.: Das Photographische Eine Theorie der Abstände, München, 1998
1984
Reynaud, Françoise: Eugène Atget. - Paris: Centre National de la Photographie, 1984
1980
Hambourg, Maria Morris: Eugène Atget, 1857-1927 : The Structure of the Work,Columbia University, New York, N.Y., 1980