AutoportraitParis, 1927 André Kertész Épreuve gélatino-argentique, tirée dans les années 1970 Courtesy of Estate of André Kertész, New York

From the 28th of September 2010 to the 2nd of February 2011- Musee du Jeu de Paume
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).

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