Local BBC Sites

Neighbouring Sites

Page last updated at 14:26 GMT, Monday, 20 December 2010

Photographing Paris's Beat Hotel


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.

Story Tools


Sign in

BBC navigation

Copyright © 2019 BBC. The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.

Americas Africa Europe Middle East South Asia Asia Pacific