André Kertész
du 28 septembre au 06 février 2010
There has never been a proper retrospective of the work of André Kertész (Budapest, 1894–New York, 1985) in Europe, even though he donated all his negatives to the French state. And yet he is one of the most important photographers of the 20th century, both for the richness of his body of work and for the sheer longevity of his career.

For the first time, this show will bring together a sizeable ensemble of prints and original documents covering the different periods of Kertész’s life and artistic career. It will reveal how Kertész developed a genuine poetics of photography – what he himself called “a real photographic language.” The display will highlight the autonomy of each photograph, while at the same time indicating the presence of series or recurring themes (for example, the distortions, the buildings of New York, the chimneys, and solitude).



> Curators: Michel Frizot et Annie-Laure Wanaverbecq

> Exhibition organized in collaboration with
the Institut Hongrois de Paris

In partnership with: A Nous, Arte, Azart Photographie,
Blast, Courrier International, de l’Air, evene.fr,
Polka Magazine, La Tribune et France Info.
Thanks to the Hôtel Hyatt Regency Paris-Madeleine.
Document PDF téléchargeable > PetitJournal_Kertesz_GB
Nageur sous l'eau
Esztergom, 1917
André Kertész
Épreuve gélatino-argentique, tirée dans les années 1980
Bibliothèque nationale de France