1924, printed 1980
Gelatin silver print
Image: 19.7 x 24.6 cm (7 3/4 x 9 11/16 in.); Paper: 20.3 x 25.1 cm (8 x 9 7/8 in.)
Gift of Alan and Monah L. Gettner 2021.114
There is a long tradition in Hungary of breeding ducks and geese.
This woman is feeding the ducks in the late afternoon in the village of Tisza-szalka in the Northern Great Plain region of eastern Hungary. The low angle of the sun allows André Kertész to turn this humble genre scene into a dance of bright sunlight and deep shadow.
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