Jun 9, 2021
Jun 9, 2021

Circus, Budapest

Hungarian Memory

Circus, Budapest

1920, printed 1980

André Kertész

(American, 1894-1985)

printer

Hyperion Press

Gelatin silver print

Image: 24.6 x 19.6 cm (9 11/16 x 7 11/16 in.); Paper: 25 x 20.3 cm (9 13/16 x 8 in.)

Gift of Alan and Monah L. Gettner 2021.116

Location

Did you know?

When he was drafted to fight in World War I, André Kertész’s family bought him a light, easily handled camera so he could take it with him to the front.

Description

Did this couple peeking at a small circus through a hole in the wall know they were being photographed? Most likely, Kertész was using his lightweight, handheld camera and caught them unaware. If so, then he becomes as much a voyeur as the couple.

See also
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph

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