Tag: Martin Munkacsi

  • Perfect and Unrehearsed – The New York Times

    Perfect and Unrehearsed (Published 2015) The ‘‘decisive moment,’’ in the work of Henri Cartier-Bresson and his stylistic followers, is a mysteriously precise collaboration with the world. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2015/11/15/magazine/perfect-and-unrehearsed.html Martin Munkacsi’s image, Cartier-Bresson said, inspired his own approach, showing him that ‘‘photography could reach eternity through the moment.’’

  • Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the 20th Century

    BJP: What is it with Hungary? As the Royal Academy’s forthcoming exhibition will show, this small European country punched well above its weight in the photography world in the middle of the last century, giving us people such as Robert Capa, László Moholy-Nagy, André Kertész, Brassaï and Martin Munkácsi.

  • Innovator and Master, Side by Side

    Innovator and Master, Side by Side

    NYT: In 1932 the young Henri Cartier-Bresson, lately returned from Africa, saw a photograph of African children charging into waves on a beach. “I must say that it is that very photograph which was for me the spark that set fire to fireworks,” he recalled years later. “I couldn’t believe such a thing could be…