Kertész, André

Toronto, The Bird, March 3 1981

gelatin silver print

9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (25.1 x 20 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, Vanessa Harwood I, 1981

gelatin silver print

7 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (20 x 25.1 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, Vanessa Harwood II, 1981

gelatin silver print

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

Kertész, André

Toronto, Vanessa Harwood III, 1981

gelatin silver print

9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (25.1 x 20 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, untitled (ballet dancer), March 3 1981

gelatin silver print

9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (25.1 x 20 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, untitled (ballet dancer fixes her hair), March 3 1981

gelatin silver print

7 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (20 x 25.1 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, untitled (4 people in dance studio), March 3 1981

gelatin silver print

7 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (20 x 25.1 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, untitled (3 women in dance studio, one fixing hair), March 3 1981

gelatin silver print

7 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (20 x 25.1 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, untitled (3 women in dance studio), March 2 1981

gelatin silver print

7 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (20 x 25.1 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, untitled (3 women in dance studio), March 3 1981

gelatin silver print

9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (25.1 x 20 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, untitled (a visit to Carol Marino), 1980

gelatin silver print

6 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. (17.1 x 24.8 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, untitled (landscape), April 30 1982

gelatin silver print

7 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (20 x 25.1 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, untitled (clouds behind church roof), April 30 1982

gelatin silver print

7 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (20 x 25.1 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, untitled (building), March 4 1981

gelatin silver print

9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (25.1 x 20 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, untitled (people on board walk), Feb 18 1979

gelatin silver print

7 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (20 x 25.1 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, untitled (beaches, board walk), Feb 1979

gelatin silver print

9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (25.1 x 20 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, untitled, Markham St., 1980

gelatin silver print

9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (25.1 x 20 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, No. 17, 1979

gelatin silver print

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

Kertész, André

Toronto, No. 12, 1979

gelatin silver print

9 3/4 x 8 in. (24.8 x 20.3 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, Surrealism in Toronto, March 4 1981

gelatin silver print

9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (25.1 x 20 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, Salut, May 3 1982

gelatin silver print

7 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (20 x 25.1)

Kertész, André

Toronto, Markham Street, May 1982

gelatin silver print

10 x 8 in. (25.4 x 20.3 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, Beaches, Feb 1979

gelatin silver print

6 3/4 x 9 3/4 in. (17.1 x 24.8 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, untitled (Kertesz on the telephone leaning against a brick wall), 1981

gelatin silver print

9 5/8 x 6 9/16 in. (24.4 x 16.7 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, untitled (André Kertész photographing from window), 1980

gelatin silver print

9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (25.1 x 20 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, Self-Portrait, Windsor Arms Hotel, Feb 18 1979

gelatin silver print

9 7/8 x 8 in. (25.1 x 20.3 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, Self-portrait with books, Markham St., 1980

gelatin silver print

9 7/8 x 7 7/8 in. (25.1 x 20 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, Allô, 1980

gelatin silver print

7 3/4 x 7 7/8 in. (19.7 x 20 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, untitled, 1981

gelatin silver print

8 x 10 in. (20.3 x 25.4 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, untitled (Jane Corkin at desk), c.1980

gelatin silver print

7 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (20 x 25.1 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, Thinking, 1981

gelatin silver print

6 1/2 x 9 5/8 in. (16.5 x 24.4 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, untitled (Jane Corkin before grand opening of Front Street Gallery), 1979

gelatin silver print

4 1/2 x 6 1/2 in. (11.4 x 16.5 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, untitled (First Kertesz exhibition, Jane Corkin Gallery, Jane and Andre's cousin Magda), 1979

gelatin silver print

7 7/8 x 9 7/8 in. (20 x 25.1 cm)

Kertész, André

Toronto, untitled (Jane Corkin at desk with Pen), c.1980

gelatin silver print

7 7/8 x 8 7/8 in. (20 x 22.5 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."