The Photography of Andre Kertesz Essay by Master Researcher

The Photography of Andre Kertesz
A reaction to the photography of Andre Kertesz.
# 86693 | 675 words | 3 sources | 2005 | US
Published on Dec 01, 2005 in Art (History) , Art (Photography)

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This paper is a visceral and historical reaction to the photographic work of Andre Kertesz, a Hungarian born photographer born in 1894. The paper traces Kertesz's historical development as an artist, discusses some of the more general points regarding his significance to the history of photography, and presents and examines three of his photographs.

From the Paper:

"Perhaps what is most striking about the photography of Andrew Kertesz - all shot in black and white - is how familiar it all seems, even if one has never heard of Kertesz before. Andre Kertesz was born in 1894 and died ninety-one years later in 1985. He took his first shots as a photographer in 1912 at the Budapest stock exchange where he worked as a clerk with a camera that his mother gave him ("Andre Kertesz" par. 1-3). This was the beginning of a career in photography that would span decades and leave the world with a photographic legacy that is powerful, emotional, and seemingly ubiquitous. Once Kertesz had his first camera, it became a semi-permanent part of his own body. He took it nearly everywhere."

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