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Abby Zimet

 On Reading: André Kertész

Esztergom, Hungary, 1915

A new show in Britain by Budapest-born photographer André Kertész, who famously chronicled life in the Jewish ghettos of the 1930s, highlights the wonders of the written word. For more go here

(Kertész) has no interest in the great and good. The Bowery bum retrieving a
newspaper from a wastebin; a woman kneeling over a text in a Manila
market; gondoliers, circus performers and street vendors...What the camera
captures is their thirst for knowledge or hunger to escape their


On Reading: André Kertész Washington Square

Washington Square, New York City, 1969


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