History of Photography



Introduction  
History of Photography

A World History of Photography

The Story Behind the Pictures 1827-1991

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THE STORY BEHIND THE PICTURES 1827-1991

 

1   Nicephore Niepce. View from the Study Window, 1827

2   Louis-Jacques-Mande Daguerre. Boulevard du Temple, 1838

3   Eugene Durieu/Eugene Delacroix. Nude from Behind, ca. 1853

4   Duchenne de Boulogne. Contractions musculaires, 1856

5   Auguste Rosalie Bisson. The Ascent of Mont Blanc, 1862

6   Nadar. Sarah Bernhardt, ca. 1864

7   Francois Aubert. Emperor Maximilian's Shirt, 1867

8   Andre Adolphe Eugene Disderi. Dead Communards, 1871

9   Maurice Guibert. Toulouse-Lautrec in His Studio, ca. 1894

10 Max Priester/Willy Wilcke. Bismarck on his Deathbed, 1898

11 Heinrich Zille. The Wood Gatherers, 1898

12 Alfred Stieglitz. The Steerage, 1907

13 Lewis Hine. Girl Worker in a Carolina Cotton Mill, 1908

14 August Sander. Young Farmers, 1914

15 Paul Strand. Blind Woman, 1916

16 Man Ray. Noire et blanche, 1926

17 Andre Kertesz. Meudon, 1928

18 Robert Capa. Spanish Loyalist, 1936

19 Dorothea Lange. Migrant Mother, Nipomo, California, 1936

20 Horst P. Horst. Mainbocher Corset, 1939

21 Henri Cartier-Bresson. Germany, 1945

22 Richard Petersen. View from the Dresden City Hall Tower, 1945

23 Robert Doisneau. The Kiss in Front of City Hall, 1950

24 Dennis Stock. James Dean on Times Square, 1955

25 Bert Stern. Marilyn's Last Sitting, 1962

26 Gerard Malanga. Andy Warhol and The Velvet Underground, 1966

27 Helmut Newton. They're Coming!, 1981

28 Sandy Skoglund. Revenge of the Goldfish, 1981

29 Robert Mapplethorpe. Lisa Lyon, 1982

30 Joel-Peter Witkin. Un Santo Oscuro, 1987

31 Sebastiao Salgado. Kuwait, 1991

 

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KERTESZ ANDRE




Chapter 17 (part II)

 


 


Andre Kertesz
 

 


 

Kertesz Andre

(b Budapest, 2 July 1894; d New York, 27 Sept 1985).

American photographer of Hungarian birth. As a young man he used to wander around Budapest and visit the Ethnographic Museum. At this time Bela Bartok and Zoltan Kodaly were rediscovering Hungarian folk music, and Hungarian poets and painters were looking at their ancient vernacular traditions for inspiration. Kertesz, who started taking photographs at the age of 12, also tried to reflect these interests, both in his choice of countryside subjects and in the simplicity of his style. Self-taught, he often took his camera with him when he went to visit relatives in the small peasant towns of the Hungarian heartland, the puszta. He tried to go beyond mere recording of holiday memories, or of the idyllic relationship of the country people to nature; he rather sought out timeless and essential qualities in the ordinary day-to-day events that he saw around him.
 


Distortion
1933



 


Distortion, Paris
1933



 


Distortion # 91
1933



 


(Distortion #167), Paris
 1933


 


Distortion #40, Paris
1933




 


Distortion #172, Paris
1933




 


Distortion # 70
1933



 


Distortion # 48
1933


 


Distortion



 


Distortion
1930



 


Mannequin, Storeroom of the Academie
1936



 


The Lost Cloud, New York
1937



 


Arm and Ventilator
1937



 


Poughkeepsie, New York
1937



 


Midtown Manhattan
1938



 


Melancholic Tulip
1939



 


Empire State Building
1939



 


Nude
1941



 


Lion and Shadow
1949



 


Watchmaker's Shop, Christopher Street
1950



 


United Nations Building, New York
1951




 


Snow Covered Bench, Washington Square Park
 1959



 


Sixth Avenue, New York
1959



 


New York, 34th St.
1959



 


Washington Square Playground
1961




 


The White Horse, New York
1962



 


New York
1966



 


Woman in Window Looking Down Air Shaft, 23rd Street, New York
1970



 


Martinique
1972



 


Manua Kea, Honolulu
 1974




 


University Place, New York
1978



 


February
1979




 


Paris Breakfast
1982



 


Elizabeth and I at the Cafe du Dome, Paris



 


Elizabeth's Book, Newtown



 


Glasses and Pipe



 


Untitled



 


Carnival, Paris (woman reading behind stage)



 


New York (girls in fairy costumes)



 


Nara (readers on commuter trains)



 


New York (boy eating ice cream on pile of newspapers)



 


Medici Fountain, Paris



 


New York (bug and book)

 
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