Photo by Andre Kertesz, Chez Mondrian, Paris, 1926

André Kertész

Chez Mondrian, Paris, 1926

Gelatin silver print

 

 

“I just walk around, observing the subject from various angles until the picture elements arrange themselves into a composition that pleases my eye.”

André Kertész was a Hungarian photographer who made groundbreaking contributions to the photo essay and photographic composition. While Considered one of the most influential figures in the field of photojournalism today, his unorthodox style of photography went largely unrecognized during his lifetime. Kertész’s work was driven primarily by its emotional impact. He was known for his compassionate behaviour, setting aside any political or social biases when he worked. Kertész’s work has been published in Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and House & Garden. His photos have also been displayed in solo exhibits at the Art Institute of Chicago in 1946 and The Museum of Modern Art in New York in 1964.