André Kertész

André Kertész


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André Kertész is known for his realistic and sensitive scenes of everyday life. He was one of the founders of photojournalism. Born in Hungary, Kertész took his first photographs of street scenes in the early 1910s. He pioneered in using a small camera, producing snapshot images with unexpected details.

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 Kertész 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.


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