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Works by André Kertész

In 1912 Kertész discovered the freedoms of photography with a small-format hand-held camera, a relatively new tool at the time. Dedicated to an approach of direct, vivid observation, he roamed the streets and countryside of his native Hungary making photographs, then Paris and finally New York, where he spent the last decades of his life. His photographs remain significant for the ways they opened up new visions of contemporary life, and the wit and startling formal and emotional simplicity of his work still surprise today.

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