Undoubtedly, Berenice Abbott is one of the most effective and early photographers in New York. The city becomes before its goal a living being, the extraordinary character that the current visitor can trace during the walk through its crowded streets, looking up to stumble upon the modern beauty of its skyscrapers. Heir to the documentary tradition of Eugene Atget, which she helped to discover, in Paris she portrays numerous characters from the intellectual scene, always modern and groundbreaking, and soon occupies an important place among European portrait painters. The exhibition also presents a part of Abbot’s work dedicated to scientific photography.
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