Paris: Walking with Atget — Photographs by Christopher Rauschenberg

Viewpoint Gallery will present the work of Christopher Rauschenberg in an exhibition called Paris: Walking with Atget. For these photographs, Rauschenberg revisited Paris locations photographed by the French photographer Eugene Atget in the early 20th century, rephotographing the same views at the end of the 20th century to reveal what had changed and what had not. Paris: Walking with Atget includes 40 of Rauschenberg’s silver prints, many of them paired with copies of Atget’s original images.

During three trips to Paris in 1997 and 1998, Christopher Rauschenberg rephotographed 500 images made by Atget between 1890 and 1927. Whereas Atget photographed with glass plates in a view camera and made contact prints with printing out paper (choices that even to his contemporaries seemed old-fashioned), Rauschenberg used a 35mm camera, making darkroom enlargements onto gelatin silver paper. In 2007, 75 pairs of images by Atget and Rauschenberg were published in an article, Paris Changing: Revisiting Atget’s Paris, in Lensculture (www.lensculture.com/rauschenberg.html).

Christopher Rauschenberg has photographed in over twenty countries and has had over 100 solo exhibits in Europe, South America, and the United States. He is the co-founder and Board Chairman of Blue Sky Gallery in Portland, Oregon, where he has produced hundreds of photographic exhibits. He organized the Portland Grid Project of two-dozen photographers who have for the last 17 years systematically documented the city of Portland. His website is www.christopherrauschenberg.com.

 

 

Rue des Nonnains-d'Hyères / Rue de Fourcy

 

Saint-Cloud

 

Rauschenberg: 4 Rue Scipion, 1997

 

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