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He always sought the revealing moment in his work–first in Hungary, then in Paris in the 1920s and later in New York City. He was a mentor to Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Capa and Brassai.
From 1937 – 1949 Kertesz worked as a freelance fashion and interiors photographer for such magazines as Look, Harper’s Bazaar, Vogue, Colliers and Town and Country. In 1944 he became an American citizen. From 1949 – 1962 he worked exclusively under contract to Conde Nast publications. From 1963 until his death in 1985 he devoted himself to his personal and creative photography.