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101 Quick and Easy Ideas Taken from the Master Photographers of the Twentieth Century by Matthew Bamberg

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Chapter 16. André Kertész (1894–1985)

Andre Kertész spent his youth in Hungary. He became a photographer after he taught himself how to use a camera early in his life (at 20). A few years later, Kertész moved to Paris, where he became well known in artistic circles. His friends were members of the Dada movement, which refused to accept art how it had been seen by the mainstream public. While in Paris, Kertész photographed well-known painters Mondrian and Chagall.

He moved to the United States in the ’30s, where he photographed for such magazines as Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, and Look. He also photographed for House and Garden magazine for many years. His photographs gave the magazine a new look.

Kertész photographed common, everyday scenes that were ...

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