This Sunday, November 12, the Ader Nordmann auction house in Paris is organizing an auction of rare photographs by Eugène Atget dealing with a somewhat ignored subject: horses. Before his work on Parisian streets and monuments, for which we recognize him as the father of modern photography, Eugène Atget made rural, agricultural, and animal images in the regions of Somme and Limousin. Though his work is substantial, sources concerning the first part of his life are relatively scarce. He was born in Libourne, a dynamic Aquitainian port, on February 12, 1857. After a short career in the navy, then as...
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