André Kertész, “Place de la Concorde,” Paris, 1928.
Gelatin silver print.
Printed in the 1970s, 25,2 x 20,3 cm.
Collection of Robert Gurbo.

Fotomuseum Winterthur
26 February–15 May 2011

André Kertész—who was born in Budapest in 1894 and died in New York in 1985—was a supporter of Brassaï, an inspiration for Henri Cartier-Bresson, and is considered one of the founders of photojournalism. He introduced stylistic elements that can still be found today in the works of contemporary photographers. Kertész was a genuine photographer and artist—poetic, investigative, essential, free in thought and actions. He liked to characterize himself as an “eternal amateur.”

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