Cameron, Julia M.
Coburn, Alvin L.
Talbot,William H. Fox
Advertising, Commercial, Documentary, Photojournalism
Biography: André Kertész was one of the major photographers
of all time. He made his mark on different kinds of photography,
bringing new meaning to documentary photography and as an art
form. He was born in Budapest 1894 and died in New York 1985.
Hungary (1912 - 1925): As a young student of commerce,
Kertész bought his first camera in 1912. He photographed peaple
he met by chance and those he kew well, places he frequented.
He set out to look at the world and contemplate it with the greatest
attention and respect. At first he would explore, inovation was
Paris (1925 - 1936): In 1925 André Kertész moved to Paris.
In the same way as he had roamed the Budapest countryside, he
walked the streets of Paris. As he was stimunlatet by the ideas
of arists around him , his pictures became less sentimental and
more sophisticated. Paris was to shape his way of seeing forever.
New York (1936 - 1985): André Kertész, together with his
wife Elizabeth, came with boat to New York 1936. It was intended
to be a short stay but World War II came in between. In New York
Kertész became a freelancing photographer for "Harper's Bazaar",
"Vogue" and "Look". He became a master of
stradling both worlds of fashion photography and of mirroring
the fragil evolving nature of all human experience.
More on Andre Kertesz:
Kertesz - Explore Photography
A biography of Kertesz's work.
Kertész - Getty Museum
Biography and examples of Kertesz's work at the Getty Museum.
Biography with Images, Links, Books and Other Photographers.
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