From Kertész to Capa - World Famous Hungarian Photographers
Whatever we have done, Kertesz did first.” Henri Cartier Bresson
Famous fine art photographer and pioneer street photographer André Kertész was born in Budapest, and worked here until the age of 31. During his time in Hungary he created a remarkable amount of work, and later, when he moved to Paris in the 1930s, his circle of friends included Picasso, Piet Mondrian, Chagall and fellow Hungarian photographer Brassai. Kertész, worked with exceptional sensitivity, and served as an inspiration for photographers like Henri Cartier-Bresson.
If your photos aren’t good enough, you’re not close enough” Robert Capa
One of the greatest photojournalists ever, Robert Capa, was also born in Budapest and during his 20-year career as a war photographer, covered the Spanish Civil War, the Second Sino-Japanese War, the North-African and the Italian expeditions of WWII, the Invasion of Normandy, and the Arab-Israeli War.