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Photographing Paris's Beat Hotel

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Kent-born photographer Harold Chapman captured the life of the Beat Hotel in Paris in the 1950s and 1960s.

Located at 9 Rue Gît-le-Coeurin in the city's Latin Quarter, the Beat Hotel was a magnet for artists, writers and poets.

Chapman, whose career started with newspapers and magazines in the UK, chronicled the movement of the hotel's residents in Paris.

Such was his dedication to taking photographs that Ginsberg gave him the nickname the "invisible" photographer.

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