Crowd at Les Halles
- Original Silver Gelatine print, developed and printed by Harold Chapman
- 33 x 39 cm
“Always packed, the struggling crowd, this street specialises in selling food that will be inedible tomorrow! This lady is about to pay for a handful of lettuces. All purchases go quickly… quantity rather than quality!”
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Harold Chapman was born in Deal in 1927. As a child, his father introduced him to the magic of photography. Harold was self-taught. He started his career as a jazz photographer in Soho. Meeting Vogue photographer, John Deakin, changed his life. He went to Paris and became a street photographer and was soon working for The New York Times. In 1957 he moved into the Beat Hotel – then a hotel with no name – on the Left Bank and lived there untill it closed in 1963.
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