Near the turn of the Twentieth Century, Eugene Atget invented urban landscape photography. It wasn't intentional. Atget made a record of Paris, the old Paris disappearing with the advance of the industrial age, from the broad boulevards to the dreary avenues of prostitution.
Atget went into business in Montmartre, supplying his images as models for painters.
Like all art styles, urban landscape photography evolved. Some artists celebrated the cities, others, like Edward Hopper, saw alienation and menace. Gradually, realism took over, and we saw pictures of cities as they are, but in a more familiar way as populations shifted away from the countryside and into the city for work and security.
Today, we have two schools in urban landscape photography. In one, photographers show the cities as contructions, lines and junctions and contrasts. In the other, as you will see here, the photographers elevate Atget's tradition by becoming the artists themselves.