Kertész, André

Martinique, January 1 1972

gelatin silver print

8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)

Kertész, André

The Old Professor, 1928

gelatin silver print

8 1/2 x 7 1/2 in. (21.6 x 19.1 cm)

Kertész, André

Self-Portrait with Chat Noir, c.1927

gelatin silver print

7 1/4 x 5 7/8 in. (18.4 x 14.9 cm)

Kertész, André

Self Portrait, Poland, 1915

gelatin silver print

11 3/4 x 9 3/8 in. (29.9 x 23.8 cm)

Kertész, André

Self Portrait in My Apartment, 1963

gelatin silver print

9 3/4 x 7 6/16 in. (24.8 x 18.7 cm)

Kertész, André

Ropes, 1928

gelatin silver print

8 11/16 x 6 1/2 in. (22.1 x 16.5 cm)

Kertész, André

Research Wall II, n.d.

gelatin silver print

7 1/2 x 10 in. (17.8 x 25.4 cm)

Kertész, André

Research Wall I, n.d.

gelatin silver print

7 1/2 x 10 in. (19.1 x 25.4)

Kertész, André

Quator, 1927

gelatin silver print

10 7/8 x 13 3/8 in. (27.6 x 34 cm)

Kertész, André

Portrait of the Artist's Brother, Eugenio Kertesz, 1919

gelatin silver print on carte postale

3 x 3 3/4 in. (7.6 x 9.5 cm)

Kertész, André

Pont Neuf, 1928

gelatin silver print

13 1/2 x 10 1/2 in. (34.3 x 26.7 cm)

Kertész, André

One and a half Monsieur Aguet, 1927

gelatin silver print

9 3/4 x 7 1/4 in. (25 x 18 cm)

Kertész, André

Meudon, 1928

gelatin silver print

10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Kertész, André

Megeve, 1929

gelatin silver print

9 1/2 x 14 in. (24.1 x 35.6 cm)

Kertész, André

#22A, March 22 1967

gelatin silver print

13 1/2 x 9 in. (34.3 x 22.9 cm)

Kertész, André

Man and Bird, c.1925

gelatin silver print

6 1/2 x 8 3/4 in. (16.5 x 22.2 cm)

Kertész, André

Luxembourg Garden #67, 1928

gelatin silver print

8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)

Kertész, André

Louis Tihanyi, 1926

gelatin silver print

10 x 8 in. (25 x 20 cm)

Kertész, André

Little Geese, Esztergom, 1918

gelatin silver print

11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)

Kertész, André

La Loire, n.d.

gelatin silver print

13 3/4 x 11 in. (34.9 x 27.9 cm)

Kertész, André

Giraffe and Palm Tree, c.1925

gelatin silver print

9 x 6 5/8 in. (22.9 x 16.8 cm)

Kertész, André

Flowers for Elizabeth, 1976

gelatin silver print

8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)

Kertész, André

Detroit, 1957

gelatin silver print, ferrotyped

9 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. (24.8 x 20 cm)

Kertész, André

Chatres, 1929

gelatin silver print

11 x 13 3/4 in. (27.9 x 34.9 cm)

Kertész, André

Canal Saint Martin, 1928

gelatin silver print

9 1/2 x 6 3/4 in. (24.1 x 17.1 cm)

Kertész, André

A Clochard, 1928

gelatin silver print

7 1/2 x 9 1/2 in. (19.1 x 24.1 cm)

Kertész, André

#32A (street singer), April 13 1969

gelatin silver print

9 x 13 1/2 in. (22.9 x 34.3 cm)

André Kertész 

 

André Kertész is known for his lyrical, spontaneous pictures of everyday life. His groundbreaking contributions to photographic composition and the photo essay exerted a strong influence on 20th-century magazine photography.  Hungarian born Kertész moved to New York in 1936, having spent 1925-1936 in Paris at the centre of the émigré art world. He was one of the most influential photographers of the 20th Century.

 

 

Kertész’s photographs reflect a modernist stance that is a combination of realism, lyricism and objectivity in which space, patterns and juxtapositions become significant ways of seeing the world. He once remarked that, "Everybody can look, but they don’t necessarily see."