James Hyman on André Kertész in Europe

By Tom Seymour

On the third floor of a small building nestled amid bespoke tailors and the nearby Royal Academy of Arts, the James Hyman gallery hosts a rare exhibition of unseen work from the influential André Kertész displayed until the 13th of June.

The Hungarian born photographer struggled to gain success and recognition during his career. Unlike his friend and compatriot Brassaï, he was a poor self-publicist and turned down many commissions on the principle that they were against his ideas and creativity.

He is now regarded as a pioneer of modern photographic composition, laying the foundations for photojournalism as it is known today. …read more

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