The visions of André Kertész (1894-1985) are considered among those to have opened up new paths in photography in the 20th century. Using the Leica, which he was one of the first to tame, Kertész opened up new photographic issues and positions, leaving behind images that inspired the next generations of photographers. Throughout this book, we discover the historical information contained in the margins of his films and re-establish the lost chronology of his Paris works.
The exhibition André Kertész, marcher dans l’image presented for the first time at the Maison de la Photographie de Gentilly from 22 November 2019 to 9 February 2020, is co-produced by the Médiathèque de l’architecture et du patrimoineand the Maison de la Photographie Robert Doisneau, equipment of EPT Grand-Orly Seine Bièvre, with the collaboration of Stimultania – Strasbourg, L’Imagerie – Lannion, Hôtel Fontfreyde – Clermont-Ferrand and the Musée de la Photographie – Charleroi.
All the André Kertész negatives reproduced in this book are kept by the Médiathèque de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Charenton-le-Pont. Donation André Kertész, Ministry of Culture (France), Médiathèque de l’architecture et du patrimoine, diffusion RMN-GP for the photographs.