Meet Snapshot: George Hendrik Breitner

George Hendrik Breitner (1857–1923)
George Hendrik Breitner, a friend of Vincent van Gogh, painted primarily in Amsterdam, depicting the lives of the working class. He took photographs from 1889 to around 1915 with several cameras. Breitner took most of his snapshots while walking around Amsterdam, Paris, and London, and is considered a pioneer of street photography. About 3,000 of his photographs exist today.

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