Abbott took Atget's portrait in Volume 4, Modern Times New York: Black french amateur photos emptiness of most of his streets and the sometimes blurred figures in those with people are partly due to his already antiquated technique, including extended exposure times which required that many of his images be made in the early morning hours before pedestrians and traffic appeared.
Atget created a tremendous photographic record of the look and feel of nineteenth-century Paris just as it was being dramatically transformed by modernization,  and its buildings were being systematically demolished. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Volume 4, Modern Times New York: Atget had published almost no work before "his genius was first recognized"  by Man Ray and Berenice Abbott, two young American photographers working in Paris at the time.
January Learn how and when to remove this template message. Oxford University Press, n. Atget's Seven Albums New Haven: Atget moved to Paris in The World of Atget