André Kertész: Postcards from Paris

Event Date

Wednesday, May 18, 2022
10:00am - 5:00pm

Schedule

Dates & times for May 2022
Tuesday, May 17, 2022 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday, May 18, 2022 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday, May 19, 2022 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday, May 20, 2022 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, May 21, 2022 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, May 22, 2022 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Tuesday, May 24, 2022 10:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday, May 25, 2022 10:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday, May 26, 2022 10:00am - 5:00pm
Friday, May 27, 2022 10:00am - 5:00pm
Saturday, May 28, 2022 10:00am - 5:00pm
Sunday, May 29, 2022 12:00pm - 5:00pm

Venue

High Museum of Art
1280 Peachtree St NE
1280 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta GA 30309

Rates

  • General Admission: $16.50
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In 1925, photographer André Kertész (American, born Hungary, 1894–1985) arrived in Paris with little more than a camera and meager savings. Over the next three years, the young artist carved out a photographic practice that allowed him to move among the realms of amateur and professional, photojournalist and avant-garde artist, diarist, and documentarian. By the end of 1928, he had achieved widespread recognition, emerging as a major figure in modern art photography alongside such figures as Man Ray and Berenice Abbott. During this three-year period, he chose to print most of his photographs on carte postale, or postcard paper. Although this choice may have initially been born of economy and convenience, he turned the popular format toward artistic ends, rigorously composing new images in the darkroom and making a new kind of photographic object.

Postcards from Paris is the first exhibition to bring together Kertész’s rare carte postale prints. These now-iconic works offer new insight into his early, experimental years and reveal the importance of Paris as a vibrant meeting ground for international artists, who drew inspiration from each other to create new, modern ways of seeing and representing the world.

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Near Interstate Highway
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  • All Ages
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