Eugène ATGET<br/>
<em>Corner of rue Valette and the Pantheon, 5th arrondissement, March morning</em> (1925); 1978 {printed} <!-- (recto) --><br />
<em>(Coin de la rue Valette et Pantheon, 5e arrondissement, matinée de mars)</em><br />
#6534 from the <i>Art in old Paris</i> series 1898–1927<br />
albumen silver photograph<br />
17.8 x 23.7 cm (image) 24.8 x 29.4 cm (sheet)<br />
ed. 36/100<br />
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne<br />
Purchased, 1980<br />
PH144-1980<br />


Luminous Cities

Free entry

NGV International

Photography, Level 3

22 Oct 10 – 13 Mar 11

The great cities of the world are vibrant creative centres in which the built environment is often as inspirational as the activities of its citizens, and, since the nineteenth century photographers have creatively explored the idea of the city.

This exhibition, drawn from the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, considers various ways in which photographers in the 19th and 20th centuries have viewed cities as historical sites, bustling modern metropolises and architectural utopias.  These lyrical images describe the physical attributes of cities, offer insights into the creative imaginations of architects and photographers and embody the zeitgeist of their times.