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ABOUT TOWN: André Kertész: Postcards From Paris now at the High

The early work of Hungarian photographer André Kertész is now on display at the High Museum until late May. Kertész established himself as an avant-garde artist, diarist and documentarian in 1920s Paris, the world’s cultural capital at the time, rising to prominence alongside the likes of Berenice Abbott and Man Ray. He printed many of his photographs on carte postale, or postcard paper, crafting his images in a darkroom into a new format. The High exhibition is the first of its kind, gathering these rare prints under one roof and hinting at the expansive nature of his later work. With the onset of World War II, Kertész moved to New York, where he at first struggled to succeed, gradually gaining recognition and becoming a seminal figure in photojournalism with solo shows, books, awards, and, ultimately, critical acclaim. “I write with light,” Kertész said of his oeuvre, while the great Henri Cartier-Bresson commented, “We all owe him a great deal.”
ATLANTA, GA
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André Kertész: Postcards from Paris

In 1925, photographer André Kertész (American, born Hungary, 1894–1985) arrived in Paris with little more than a camera and meager savings. Over the next three years, the young artist carved out a photographic practice that allowed him to move among the realms of amateur and professional, photojournalist and avant-garde artist, diarist and documentarian. By the end of 1928, he had achieved widespread recognition, emerging as a major figure in modern art photography alongside such figures as Man Ray and Berenice Abbott. During this three-year period, he chose to print most of his photographs on carte postale, or postcard paper. Although this choice may have initially been born of economy and convenience, he turned the popular format toward artistic ends, rigorously composing new images in the darkroom and making a new kind of photographic object.
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André Kertész: Postcards from Paris

CL Critic Kevin C. Madigan Recommends: The early work of Hungarian photographer André Kertész is now on display at the High Museum until late May. Kertész established himself as an avant-garde artist, diarist and documentarian in 1920s Paris, the world’s cultural capital at the time, rising to prominence alongside the likes of Berenice Abbott and Man Ray. He printed many of his photographs on carte postale, or postcard paper, crafting his images in a darkroom into a new format. The High exhibition is the first of its kind, gathering these rare prints under one roof and hinting at the expansive nature of his later work. With the onset of World War II, Kertész moved to New York, where he at first struggled to succeed, gradually gaining recognition and becoming a seminal figure in photojournalism with solo shows, books, awards, and, ultimately, critical acclaim. “I write with light,” Kertész said of his oeuvre, while the great Henri Cartier-Bresson commented, “We all owe him a great deal.” — KCM.
NEW YORK STATE
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Small Wonders: A Review of André Kertész at the Art Institute

I was first introduced to photographer André Kertész’s work by my stepfather. In our home, there is one uniquely small book of his photographs that fits perfectly in the palm of my hand. It has always stood out to me. Most likely because the book’s cover is moss-green and soft like velvet, but also because it would get lost if it was placed on the shelf alongside the other books. So it floats around the house, ready to be picked up and flipped through during moments of boredom or curiosity.
CHICAGO, IL