Officer Passes a Barred Entrance


Artwork Details:

  • Original Silver Gelatine print and developed by Harold Chapman
  • 1/1
  • 39 x 32 cm 
  • Mounted
  • Signed

“A police officer passes a barred entrance with a notice for the newspaper France Soir announcing what is going to happen to Les Hailles… This picture was included in an exhibition of various photographers who were showing their photos of the market… Before the exhibition opened, two agents from the Prefecture examined all the pictures and mine had to be removed until the Chief of Police had left.”

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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