Kertész, André

New York, 6th Ave, 1973

gelatin silver print

13 5/8 x 10 1/4 in. (34.6 x 26 cm)

Kertész, André

New York, 42nd Street, 1936

gelatin silver print

7 x 9 1/2 in. (17.8 x 24.1 cm)

Kertész, André

New York, Brick Walls, 1961

gelatin silver print

10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Kertész, André

New York, Buy, 1962

gelatin silver print

9 x 6 1/4 in. (22.9 x 15.9 cm)

Kertész, André

New York, December 1, 1962

gelatin silver print

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

Kertész, André

New York, Disappearing Act, August 25 1955

gelatin silver print

10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Kertész, André

New York, Empire State in a Puddle, 1967

gelatin silver print

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

Kertész, André

New York, The first morning at 25th Avenue, 1952

gelatin silver print

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

Kertész, André

New York, Homing Ship, 1944

gelatin silver print

10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Kertész, André

New York, Noguchi, 1945

gelatin silver print

9 9/16 x 6 15/16 in. (24.3 x 17.6 cm)

Kertész, André

New York, #24, May 17 1941

gelatin silver print

9 3/4 x 6 1/2 in. (24.8 x 16.5 cm)

Kertész, André

New York, #34, November 15 1971

gelatin silver print

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

Kertész, André

New York, #11A, September 2 1971

gelatin silver print

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

Kertész, André

New York, New York (kids playing), 1966

gelatin silver print

10 1/8 x 7 7/8 in. (25.7 x 20 cm)

Kertész, André

New York, Study, May 17, 1941

gelatin silver print

10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Kertész, André

New York, untitled, 1978

gelatin silver print

10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Kertész, André

New York, Washington Square (with arch), 1966

gelatin silver print

10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Kertész, André

New York, Washington Square, 1954

gelatin silver print

14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm)

Kertész, André

New York, Washington Square at Night, January 9 1954

gelatin silver print

10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 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."