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Brassai, Cartier-Bresson, Doisneau, Kertesz, Atget, Lartigue; these names and their work weigh heavily in the history of classical European photography. These artists pictured Europe through times of war, struggle, and change, and documented her beauty and the expanding horizons through history. From the poorest man on the street to the richest in the cafes, classical European photographers aimed to capture the true nature of everyday life. These artists developed the expressive capacity of photography since its infancy. Their collective body of photographs has created the foundations of contemporary European photography.