History of Photography


Introduction History of Photography (Encyclopaedia Britannica)

A World History of Photography (by Naomi Rosenblum)

The Story Behind the Pictures 1827-1991 (by Hans-Michael Koetzle)

Photographers' Dictionary
(based on "20th Century Photography - Museum Ludwig Cologne")


 

 



Photographers' Dictionary

(based on "20th Century Photography-Museum Ludwig Cologne")

 
 

 

see also:


Andre Kertesz.

Meudon, 1928

 


Kertesz Andre


(b Budapest, 2 July 1894; d New York, 27 Sept 1985).

American photographer of Hungarian birth. As a young man he used to wander around Budapest and visit the Ethnographic Museum. At this time Bila Bartók and Zóltan Kodely were rediscovering Hungarian folk music, and Hungarian poets and painters were looking at their ancient vernacular traditions for inspiration. Kertész, who started taking photographs at the age of 12, also tried to reflect these interests, both in his choice of countryside subjects and in the simplicity of his style. Self-taught, he often took his camera with him when he went to visit relatives in the small peasant towns of the Hungarian heartland, the puszta. He tried to go beyond mere recording of holiday memories, or of the idyllic relationship of the country people to nature; he rather sought out timeless and essential qualities in the ordinary day-to-day events that he saw around him.

 


The Tender Touch, Bilinski
1915



 


Displaced People
1916



 


Underwater Swimmer
1917



 


The Dancing Faun



 


Cheese Racks, Paris



 


Circus Performer
1920



 


Wandering Violinist, Abony, Hungary
1921



 


Feeding the Ducks in the Late Afternoon Tisza Szalka
1924



 


Geza Blattner
1925



 


Chez Mondrian
1926



 


Satiric Dancer, Paris
1926



 


Parc Des Sceaux in Fall
1926




 


Magda Forstner
1926



 


Self-portrait by Andre Kertesz
1927



 


Montmartre
1927



 


Hands and Books
1927



 


Meudon, Paris
1928



 


Fork, Paris
1928



 


Study of People and Shadows
1928



 


May
1928



 


Paul Arma's Hands
1928



 


Broken plate
1929



 


Chez Mondrian, Paris
1929




 


Vert Galant On A Wintery Day, Paris
1929



 


Colette with Flowers
1930




 


Shadows
1931




 


"Fete Foraine", Paris
1931



 


Elizabeth and I in a cafe in Montparnasse
1931



 


Elizabeth
1931



 


Rue des Ursins
1931



 


Clock of the Academie Francaise
1932

 

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