André Kertész – Photographs
11 June to 11 September 2011
Martin-Gropius-Bau Berlin is showing a grand retrospective of over 300 photographs by André Kertész, who was born in Hungary and lived in Budapest, Paris and New York.
It is not only his formally outstanding compositions which won him great esteem, but the surreally inspired poetry with which he captures such apparently simple things and situations. His innovative photographic instinct inspired many of his colleagues: Brassaï learned from him and Henri Cartier-Bresson betrays his influence.
Untitled, New York, 1965 | Gelatin silver print Vintage print | © Courtesy Stephen Daiter Gallery / RMN