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André Kertész: Mirroring Life

The shadow of the Eiffel Tower, Paris, 1929 © André Kertész c/o Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication / Médiathèque de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Dist Rmn © Donation André Kertész

Foam presents Mirroring Life, a retrospective exhibition of the work of photographer André Kertész (1894–1985).

Kertész is famous today for his extraordinary contribution to the language of photography in the 20th century. This retrospective marshals a large number of black and white prints as well as a selection of his colour photographs and historical documents, highlighting his exceptional creative acuity to reconfigure reality through unusual compositions.

The exhibition comprises of his early work made in Hungary, his homeland, to Paris, where between 1925 and 1936 he was one of the leading figures in avant-garde photography, to New York, where he lived for nearly fifty years. The exhibition pays tribute to a photographer whom Henri Cartier-Bresson regarded as one of his masters, and reveals, despite an apparent diversity of periods and situations, themes and styles, the coherence of Kertész’s poetic approach.

This exhibition is organised with Jeu de Paume, Paris, in collaboration with La Médiathèque d l’architecture et du patrimoine, ministère de la Culture et de la Communication – France and diChroma photography.

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Foam Fotografiemuseum

Keizersgracht 609, Amsterdam, Pays-Bas

15 September - 10 January

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