Crowd at Les Halles


Artwork Details:

  • Original Silver Gelatine print, developed and printed by Harold Chapman
  • 1/1
  • 33 x 39 cm 
  • Mounted
  • Signed

“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!”

Harold Chapman

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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. Visit Artist page

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