Category Archives: Street Photography

Robert Frank: The Americans, 1954-1956. Part 2.

#38 Barber shop through screen door-McClellanville, SC 1Americans 38. Barber shop through screen door–McClellanville, South Carolina, 1955.

 

#39 Backyard-Venice West, CA, 1956Americans 39. Backyard–Venice West, California, 1956.

 

#40 Newburgh, New York, 1955Americans 40. Newburgh, New York, 1955.

 

#41 Luncheonette- Butte, Montana, 1956

Americans 41. Luncheonette— Butte, Montana, 1956.

 

#42 Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1955Americans 42. Santa Fe, New Mexico, 1955.

 

#43 Bar- New York City, 1955Americans 43. Bar— New York City, 1955.

 

#44 Elevator-Miami Beach, 1955Americans 44. Elevator— Miami Beach, 1955.

 

#45 Restaurant - U.S. 1 leaving Colombia, SC, 1955Americans 45. Restaurant— U.S. 1 leaving Columbia, South Carolina, 1955.

 

#46 Drive-in movie - Detroit, 1955Americans 46. Drive-in movie—Detroit, 1955.

 

#47 Mississippi River, Baton Rouge, LA, 1955Americans 47. Mississippi River, Baton Rouge, Louisiana, 1955.

 

#48 St. Francis, gas station. and City Hall - Los Angeles, 1956Americans 48. St. Francis, gas station. and City Hall—Los Angeles, 1956.

 

#49 Crosses at scene of highway accident - U.S.91, Idaho, 1956Americans 49. Crosses at scene of highway accident—U.S.91, Idaho, 1956.

 

#50 Assembly line - Detroit, 1955Americans 50. Assembly line —Detroit, 1955.

 

#51 Convention Hall - Chicago, 1956Americans 51. Convention Hall—Chicago, 1956.

 

#52 Men's room, railway station - Memphis, TN, 1955Americans 52. Men’s room, railway station—Memphis, Tennessee, 1955.

 

#53 Cocktail Party - New York City, 1955Americans 53. Cocktail Party—New York City, 1955.

 

#54 Salt Lake City, Utah, 1956Americans 54. Salt Lake City, Utah, 1956.

 

#55 Beaufort, SC, 1955Americans 55. Beaufort, South Carolina, 1955.

 

#56 Funeral-St. Helena, SC, 1955Americans 56. Funeral—St. Helena, South Carolina, 1955.

 

#57 Chinese cemetery - San Francisco, 1956Americans 57. Chinese cemetery—San Francisco, 1956.

 

#58 Political Rally-Chicago, 1956Americans 58. Political Rally—Chicago, 1956.

 

#59 Store window-Washington, D.C. , 1957Americans 59. Store window—Washington, D.C. , 1957.

 

#60 Television studio - Burbank, CA, 1956Americans 60. Television studio—Burbank, California, 1956.

 

#61 Los AngelesAmericans 61. Los Angeles, 1955-1956.

 

#62 Bank - Houston, TX, 1955Americans 62. Bank—Houston, Texas, 1955.

 

#63 Factory-Detroit, 1955Americans 63. Factory—Detroit, 1955.

 

#64 Department store- Lincoln, Nebraska, 1956Americans 64. Department store—Lincoln, Nebraska, 1956.

 

#65 Rodeo-New York City, 1954Americans 65. Rodeo—New York City, 1954.

 

#66 Movie premiere-Hollywood, 1955Americans 66. Movie premiere—Hollywood, 1955.

 

#67 Charity Ball - New York City, 1954Americans 67. Charity Ball—New York City, 1954.

 

#68 Cafeteria-San Francisco, 1956Americans 68. Cafeteria—San Francisco, 1956.

 

#69 Drug store-Detroit, 1955Americans 69. Drug store—Detroit, 1955.

 

#70 Coffee shop, railway station-Indianapolis, 1956Americans 70. Coffee shop, railway station—Indianapolis, 1956.

 

#71 Chattanooga, TN 1955Americans 71. Chattanooga, Tennessee, 1955.

 

#72 San Francisco, 1956Americans 72. San Francisco, 1956.

 

#73 Belle Isle- DetrotAmericans 73. Belle Isle—Detroit, 1955.

 

#74 Public park - Cleveland, OhioAmericans 74. Public park—Cleveland, Ohio, 1955.

 

#75 no border Courthouse square-elizabeth NC 1955Americans 75. Courthouse square—Elizabethville, North Carolina, 1955.

 

#76 Picnic ground - Glendale, California, 1955Americans 76. Picnic ground—Glendale, California, 1955.

 

#77 Belle Isle-Detroit, 1955Americans 77. Belle Isle—Detroit, 1955.

 

#78 DetroitAmericans 78. Detroit, 1955.

 

#79 ChicagoAmericans 79. Chicago, 1956.

 

#80 Public park - Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1955Americans 80. Public park—Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1955.

 

#81 001City Hall - Reno, Nevada, 1956Americans 81. City Hall—Reno, Nevada, 1956.

 

#82 Indianapolis, 1956Americans 82. Indianapolis, 1956.

 

#83 U.S. 90, en route to Del Rio, Texas, 1955Americans 83. U.S. 90, en route to Del Rio, Texas, 1955.

 

 

Robert Frank: The Americans, 1954-1956. Part 1.

Parade - Hoboken, New Jersey 1955Americans 1.  Parade — Hoboken, New Jersey, 1955.

 

City fathers - Hoboken NJ 1955Americans 2.  City fathers — Hoboken, New Jersey, 1955.

 

3. political rally -Chicago 1956
Americans 3.  Political rally — Chicago, 1956.

 

Funeral-St. Helena, South Carolina 1955
Americans 4.  Funeral — St. Helena, California, 1955.

 

5. Rodeo -Detroit 1955Americans 5.  Rodeo — Detroit, 1955.

 

6. Savannah Georgia 1955Americans 6. Savannah, Georgia, 1955.

 

7. Navy Recruiting Station, Post Office-Butte Montana 1956Americans 7. Navy Recruiting Station, Post Office — Butte, Montana, 1956.

 

8. En route from New York to Washington, club car 1954-55Americans 8. En Route From New York to Washington, Club Car, 1954-55.

 

9. Movie Premiere-Hollywood 1956Americans 9. Movie premiere — Hollywood, 1956.

 

10. Candy Store-New York City 1955Americans 10. Candy store — New York City, 1955.

 

11. Motorama -Los Angeles 1956Americans 10. Motorama — Los Angeles, 1956.

 

12. New York City 1955 betterAmericans 11. New York City, 1955.

 

13. Charleston, South Carolina 1955Americans 13. Charleston, South Carolina, 1955.

 

14 Ranch Market- Hollywood 1956Americans 14.  Ranch market — Hollywood, 1956.

 

15 Butte, Montana 1956Americans 15.  Butte, Montana, 1956.

 

16 Yom Kippur -East River, New York City 1954Americans 16.  Yom Kippur — East River, New York City, 1954.

 

17. Fourth of July-Jay, New York 1954Americans 17. Fourth of July — Jay, New York, 1954.

 

18. Trolly-New Orleans 1955Americans 18. Trolley — New Orleans, 1955.

 

19. Canal street - New Orleans 1955Americans 19. Canal Street — New Orleans, 1955.

 

20 Rooming House - Bunker Hill, Los Angeles 1956Americans 20. Rooming house— Bunker Hill, Los Angeles, 1956.

 

21.Yale Commencement -New Haven Green, New Haven CTAmericans 21. Yale Commencement — New Haven Green, New Haven, Connecticut, 1956.

22. Cafe - Beaufort, South Carolina , 1955Americans 22. Cafe — Beaufort, South Carolina, 1955.

 

23. Georgetown, SC 1955Americans 23. Georgetown, South Carolina, 1955.

 

24. Bar - Las Vegas, NevadaAmericans 24. Bar — Las Vegas, 1955.

 

25. Hotel Lobby- Miami Beach 1955Americans 25. Hotel Lobby — Miami Beach, 1955.

 

26. View from hotel window - Butte, Montana, 1956Americans 26. View from hotel window — Butte, Montana, 1956.

 

27. Metropolitan Life INsurance Building-New York City 1955Americans 27. Life Insurance Building  — New York City, 1955.

 

28. Jehovah's Witness - Los Angeles 1955Americans 28. Jehovah’s Witness — Los Angeles, 1955.

 

29. Bar- Gallup New Mexico 1955Americans 29. Gallup, New Mexico, 1955.

 

30. U.S. 30 between Ogallala and North Platte, Nebraska 1956Americans 30. U.S. 30 between Ogallala and North Platte, Nebraska, 1956.

 

31. Casino- Elko, Nevada 1956Americans 31. Casino — Elko, Nevada, 1956.

 

32. U.S. 91 Leaving Blackfoot, Idaho 1956Americans 32. U.S. 91, leaving Blackfoot, Idaho, 1956.

 

33. St Petersburg, Florida 1955Americans 33. St. Petersburg, Florida, 1956.

 

34. Covered Car-Long Beach, California 1956Americans 34. Covered car — Long Beach, California, 1956.

 

35. Car accident - U.S. 66 between Winslow and Flagstaff, Arizona 1955 betterAmericans 35. Car accident — U.S. 66, between Winslow and Flagstaff, Arizona, 1955.

 

36. U.S. 285, New Mexico 1955Americans 36. U.S. 285, New Mexico, 1955.

 

37. Bar-Detroit 1955Americans 37. Bar — Detroit, 1955.

 

My Street Photography.

Photographs ©John P. Walsh

Chicago, June 12, 2018.Chicago, June 12, 2018. Posted June 16, 2018.

Chicago, June 2018.
Chicago, June 20, 2018. Posted June 21, 2018.

Lake Wedding Wisconsin
Lake Wedding, Waukesha County, Wisconsin, June 3, 2017. Posted June 25, 2018.

Chinatown (Chicago), 2018.
Chinatown (Chicago), 2018.

Double Vision.
Double Vision (Chicago), August 5, 2017.

All the World's a Stage (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), June 9, 2018.
All the World’s a Stage (Milwaukee, Wisconsin), June 9, 2018.

Eugène Atget, Photographer: L’Art Dans Le Vieux Paris.

Eugène Atget Studio c. 1910
Eugène Atget, Photographer’s Studio, c. 1910.

Eugène Atget by Berenice Abbott, 1927Eugène Atget (1857-1927) by Berenice Abbott, 1927. The portrait was taken in Berenice Abbott’s studio after Atget had recently taken up photography again. In August 1927, he died. It was at Man Ray’s suggestion that Berenice Abbott introduced herself to Atget in 1925 and began taking photographs of him. Of her subject she observed: “[Atget] will be remembered as 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.” (quoted in Paris Eugène Atget 1857-1927, Taschen, 2000, p. 22).

Atget anonymous
Eugène Atget in an anonymously-taken photograph. Atget was born in 1857 near Bordeaux (Libourne) and after his parents died in 1862, the 5-year-old boy was brought up by his grandparents in Bordeaux. Atget received a solid education and, similar to Paul Gauguin, eventually went to sea in the merchant navy and later, in 1878, settled in Paris where he aspired to be a dramatic actor. For the next decade, Atget was a traveling thespian in the Paris theaters. Even after he left Paris and the theater profession in 1888 to become a fine arts painter in the provinces, Atget always considered himself to be an actor. By 1890, his brief painting career over, Atget was back in Paris where he decided to become a documentary photographer.

Atget, Children Playing Luxembourg Gardens, c 1898
Eugène Atget, Children Playing, Luxembourg Gardens, c.1898. Atget created many photographs with people in them, including this straightforward portrayal of Parisian life that also serves as a document of historical interest.

Atget The Old School of Medicine, 1898.
Eugène Atget, The Old School of Medicine, Rue de la Bûcherie, 1898. Near the cathedral Notre Dame de Paris and the Place Maubert, between La Seine and Boulevard Saint-Germain, Rue de la Bûcherie is one of the oldest Left Bank streets. In the Middle Ages discarded meats were prepared here to feed the poor. The dome of this sixteenth-century building built for the University of Paris housed an auditorium in which classes were held. In Atget’s time it was a hotel that housed a street-level wine shop. After 1910 it became a school dormitory and a library after that. Today, the Old School of Medicine has been restored to original appearance.

Atget, St-Julien-le-Pauvre Facade
Eugène Atget, Façade, St-Julien-le-Pauvre, 1898. The chapel on this site since the sixth century was destroyed in the ninth century by the Normans. Remnants of a twelfth century church that was sacked by students in 1524 remain after the church was reconstructed in 1651. During the French Revolution the church was used to store and sell various stock, and rededicated as a church in 1826. When Atget photographed it, St Julien-le-Pauvre was a Melkite Catholic Church which it is today. The arch at the top of Atget’s photograph is a camera effect from the glass plate not being covered by the lens. The church guard is seated to one side of the main door. The buildings to the side of the passageway in the photograph are largely gone today.

Atget Place Saint Medard
Eugène Atget, Place Saint-Médard, 1889-99.

Atget, Hotel de Brinvilliers Rue Charles V
Eugène Atget, Hôtel de Brinvilliers, Rue Charles V, 1900.

Atget, Au Bon Puits, rue Michel-Le-Comte, 1901
Eugène Atget, Au Bon Puits, rue Michel-Le-Comte, 1901.

Atget, Lampshade seller, rue Lepic
Eugène Atget, Lampshade Seller, rue Lepic, 1901.

Ragpicker, avenue des Gobelins, 1901Eugène Atget, Ragpicker, avenue des Gobelins, 1901.

Atget, Fountains at Juvisy, 1902. Eugène Atget, Fountains at Juvisy, 1902.

Atget. Petit Bacchus, 61, rue-St-Louis-en-l'Ile, 1901-02
Eugène Atget, Petit Bacchus, rue-St-Louis-en-l’Ile, 1901-02.

Atget,Au Petit Bacchus rue St-Louis-en-Ile detail
Eugène Atget, detail, Petit Bacchus, rue-St-Louis-en-l’Ile, 1901-02.

Atget, Temple of Love, the Petit Trianon, 1902.
Eugène Atget, The Temple of Love, the Petit Trianon, 1902.

Atget, Paris Antique Store, Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honore 1902
Eugène Atget, Paris Antique Store, Rue du Faubourg-Saint-Honoré, 1902.

Atget, Paris Maison, Place du Caire, 1903
Eugène Atget, Façade du no 2 , Place du Caire, 1903.

Atget, Courtyard of Farewells, Fontainebleau, 1903Eugène Atget, Courtyard of Farewells, Fontainebleau, 1903.

Atget, Ancienne Barrière du Trône, Paris, 1903-04.Eugène Atget, Ancienne Barrière (tollgate) du Trône, Paris, 1903-04.

Atget, France Triumphant, Versailles, 1904Eugène Atget, France Triumphant, Versailles, 1904.

Atget, Paris Palais Royal
Eugène Atget, Palais-Royal, Paris, 1904-05.

Atget, Tree Roots, Saint Cloud Park, 1906.
Eugène Atget, Tree Roots, Saint Cloud Park, 1906.

Atget, Rue Sainte Opportune, Paris, 1908 (or 1912)
Eugène Atget, Rue Sainte Opportune, Paris, 1908 (or 1912).

Eugène Atget, Water Lilies, before 1911.Eugène Atget, Water Lilies, before 1911.

Old Courtyard, rue Quincampoix, 1908 or 1912.
Eugène Atget, Old Courtyard, rue Quincampoix, 1908 or 1912.

Atget, Entrée du passage de la Réunion, 1 et 3 Rue du Maure, 3° arrondissement en 1911.
Eugène Atget, Entrée du passage de la Réunion, 1 et 3 Rue du Maure, 3° arrondissement, 1911.

Atget, Tinsmith's Shop, rue de la Reynie, 1912
Eugène Atget, Tinsmith’s Shop, rue de la Reynie, 1912.

Dress shop, rue de la Corderie, 1920.
Eugène Atget, Dress shop, rue de la Corderie, 1920.

Atget, Hairdresser's shop, boulevard de Strasbourg, 1912
Eugène Atget, Hairdresser’s shop, boulevard de Strasbourg, 1912.

Atget, Ragpicker's Hut, 1912.
Eugène Atget, Ragpicker’s Hut, 1912.

Atget, old mill, Charenton 1915.Eugène Atget, Old Mill, Charenton, 1915.

Atget, Reflecting Pool, Saint-Cloud, 1915-19.Eugène Atget, Reflecting Pool, Saint-Cloud, 1915-19.

Atget, rue de l'hotel de Ville 1921Eugène Atget, Rue de l’Hôtel de Ville, 1921.

Atget, Cour de Rouen, 1915.Eugène Atget, Cour de Rouen, 1915.

Atget, Hotel Richelieu, 18 quai de Bethune 4th 1900Eugène Atget, Hôtel Richelieu, 18 quai de Béthune, (4th arr.), 1900.

Atget, Ancienne maison de la maitrise 1902Eugène Atget, Ancienne maison de la maîtrise, 1902.

Robert Frank: Street Photography, New York 1947-1953.

Robert Frank (b. 1924)-
Street Photography, New York 1947-1953

14th Street White Tower, New York City, 1948 14th Street White Tower, New York City, 1948
Astor Place, New York City, 1949
Astor Place, New York City, 1949
New York City Subway, 1953
New York City Subway, 1953
New York City, 1947
New York City, 1947
Street Line, New York, 1951
Street Line, New York, 1951
Coney Island, 1947-1951
Coney Island, 1947-1951
Central Park  South, 1948
Central Park South, 1948
Men of Air, New York, 1947
Men of Air, New York, 1947
Medals, New York, 1951
Medals, New York, 1951
New York City, 1947-1951
New York City, 1947-1951
NYC for A.B., 1947
NYC for A.B., 1947
Doll, New York, 1949
Doll, New York, 1949
11th Street and Broadway, New York, 1951
11th Street and Broadway, New York, 1951