Kertész, André

Paris, untitled (under Eiffel Tower), 1929

gelatin silver print

8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, untitled (the eiffel tower), 1933

gelatin silver print

10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, untitled (power pole), 1927

gelatin silver print

11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, untitled (water by sidewalk), 1929

gelatin silver print

8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Canal L'Orange, n.d.

gelatin silver print

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

Kertész, André

Paris, untitled (woman with dog), n.d.

gelatin silver print

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

Kertész, André

Paris, untitled (shadow of photographer), 1926

gelatin silver print

8 1/4 x 7 3/4 in. (21 x 19.7 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, untitled (night sidewalk from above), n.d.

gelatin silver print

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

Kertész, André

Paris, untitled (half portrait of woman), 1931

gelatin silver print

9 3/4 x 7 1/2 in. (24.8 x 19.1 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, untitled (dog standing on hind feet), 1927

gelatin silver print

13 1/2 x 10 3/4 in. (34.3 x 27.3 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, untitled (farmland), 1934

gelatin silver print

9 1/4 x 7 1/2 in. (23.5 x 19.1 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Tuileries in the Afternoon, 1963

gelatin silver print

6 x 7 1/4 in. (15.2 x 18.4 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Summer Storm from My Window, 1926

gelatin silver print

7 1/2 x 9 3/4 in. (19.1 x 24.8 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, The Cafe du Dome, 1925

gelatin silver print

8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Stairs of Montmarte, 1925

gelatin silver print

8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Siamese Cats in Basket, 1927

gelatin silver print on carte postale

3 1/8 x 4 in. (7.9 x 10.2 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Securité (Boulevard de la Madeleine), 1926

gelatin silver print

7 x 9 3/8 in. (17.8 x 23.8 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Sculpture Still Life, 1927

gelatin silver print on carte postale

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

Kertész, André

Paris, Satiric Dancer, 1926

gelatin silver print

13 3/4 x 10 3/4 in. (34.9 x 27.3 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Rue du Chateau

ferrotype

9 5/16 x 6 5/8 in. (23.6 x 16.8 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Théâtre de l'Ambigu, rue do Bondy, 1934

gelatin silver print

11 11/16 x 9 5/16 in. (29.7 x 23.6 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Pontoise, 1929

gelatin silver print

11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Pont Saint Michel, 1930

gelatin silver print

11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Pont Marie, 1927

gelatin silver print on carte postale

4 1/4 x 3 1/8 in. (10.8 x 7.9 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Place de l'Opera, 1929

gelatin silver print

10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Paris, 1948

gelatin silver print

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

Kertész, André

Paris, III, 1930

gelatin silver print

13 1/2 x 10 in. (34.3 x 25.4 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Quartier Latin, 1926

gelatin silver print

10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, untitled (two women), 1926

gelatin silver print

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

Kertész, André

Paris, untitled (close-up cello), 1926

gelatin silver print

8 3/4 x 1 3/4 in. (22 x 4 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Subway, c. 1920s

gelatin silver print

6 1/4 x 8 1/16 in. (15.9 x 20.5 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Rue Vavin, 1925

gelatin silver print

13 5/8 x 10 5/8 in. (34.6 x 27 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Rue Vavin, 1925

gelatin silver print

9 3/4 x 7 1/4 in. (24.8 x 18.4 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Paris looking down, 1929

gelatin silver print

7 1/4 x 9 3/4 in. (18.4 x 24.8 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, On Pont Saint Michel, 1931

gelatin silver print

11 x 14 in. (27.9 x 35.6 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Notre Dame at Night, 1925

gelatin silver print on carte postale

2 7/8 x 3 1/4 in. (7.3 x 8.3 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Montparnasse Square Jolivet, 1927

gelatin silver print

13 1/2 x 10 13/16 in. (34.3 x 27.5 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Mondrian's Glasses and Pipe, 1926

gelatin silver print on carte postale

3 1/16 x 3 5/8 in. (7.8 x 9.2 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Man Alone, 1931

gelatin silver print

7 3/4 x 9 1/2 in. (19.7 x 24.1 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Magda Zadler, 1926

gelatin silver print

14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Les Halles, 1927

gelatin silver print

9 5.8 x 7 3/4 in. (24.4 x 19.7 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Jean Slivinsky, 1927

gelatin silver print on carte postale

3 7/8 x 2 5/8 in. (9.8 x 6.7 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Jean Slivinsky, Herwarth Walden and Friends at Au Sacre Du Printemps, 1927

gelatin silver print on carte postale

3 1/8 x 4 1/4 in. (7.9 x 10.8 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, In Les Halles, 1928

gelatin silver print

7 6/8 x 9 5/8 in. (19.7 x 24.4 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Hospice de Beaume, c.1927

gelatin silver print

9 1/4 x 7 in. (23.5 x 17.8 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Hospice de Baume (kitchen), c.1927

gelatin silver print

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

Kertész, André

Paris, Hilda Daus, 1927

gelatin silver print on carte postale

4 5/8 x 2 3/8 in. (11.8 x 6 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Girl in Room (portrait of Eva Revai), 1927

gelatin silver print on carte postale

3 1/2 x 2 1/4 in. (8.9 x 5.7 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Fête Foraine, 1926

gelatin silver print on carte postale

3 x 3 in. (7.6 x 7.6 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Fork, 1928

gelatin silver print

10 3/4 x 13 3/4 in. (27.3 x 34.9 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Fisherman Behind Notre Dame, 1925

gelatin silver print

13 x 8 in. (33 x 20.3 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Colette, 1930

gelatin silver print

4 1/8 x 5 in. (10.5 x 12.7 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Children in the Tuileries, 1928

gelatin silver print

7 5/8 x 9 1/2 in. (19.4 x 24.1 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Chez Mondrian, 1926

gelatin silver print

10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Chairs, Medici Fountain, 1926

gelatin silver print on carte postale

3 1/16 x 3 5/8 in. (7.8 x 9.2 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Chair and Horn, 1929

gelatin silver print

14 x 11 in. (35.6 x 27.9 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Caretaker's House,1926

gelatin silver print on carte postale

4 3/8 x 2 7/8 in. (11.1 x 7.3 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Boy Archer, 1929

gelatin silver print

6 1/2 x 8 1/2 in. (16.5 x 21.6 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Blvd. Malesherbes, 1925

gelatin silver print

10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Anne Marie Merkel, 1926

gelatin silver print on carte postale

3 x 2 1/8 in. (7.6 x 5.4 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, Afternoon #15, 1928

gelatin silver print

13 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. (32.9 x 24.8 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, After School in the Tuileries, 1930

gelatin silver print

8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)

Kertész, André

Paris, African Sculptures, 1927

gelatin silver print on carte postale

2 15/16 x 3 in. (7.5 x 7.6 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."