"An urbanist historian, a genuine romanticist, a lover of Paris, a Balzac of the camera, from whose work we can weave a large tapestry of French civilization." Berenice Abbott
"The earliest expression of true photographic art." Ansel Adams
"Without Atget, nobody could really see Paris." Anthony Lane, The New Yorker
About the Author
David Harris is an independent curator and photographic historian, specializing in nineteenth-century and contemporary architectural and landscape photography. He was associate curator of photograph at the Canadian Centre for Architecture in Montreal for ten years. He currently teaches in the School of Image Arts at Ryerson University, Toronto. In addition to numerous essays and articles, he is the author of Of Battle and Beauty:Felice Beato's Photographs of China in 1860, Gabor Szilasi: Photographs, 1954-1996, and Eadweard Muybridge and the Photographic Panorama of San Francisco, 1850-1880.