“WE ALL OWE SOMETHING TO KERTÉSZ” (CARTIER-BRESSON)
(KERTÉSZ, André) ROGNIAT, Évelyne. André Kertész: Le Photographe à l’Oeuvre. (Lyon and Paris): Universite de Lyon; La Sorbonne, (1997). Octavo, original stiff white paper covers. $85.
First edition of this technical and critical study of the long acknowledged “father of modern photography.” From the collection of acclaimed photojournalist Peter Turnley and signed by him.
Kertész was “one of the first photographers to demonstrate the tremendous richness of the street… his work is known for its wit, composition, and sense of the unusual” (Blodgett, 96). This exhaustive critical study explores Kertész’ entire output, both the development of his technique and the evolution of his aesthetic. From the collection of Peter Turnley, acclaimed photojournalist for Newsweek, Life and Harper’s Magazine, who has covered “almost every important international news event of the last 15 years” (New York Times), with his signature.
A near-fine copy.