1919, printed 1980
Gelatin silver print
Image: 19.5 x 24.6 cm (7 11/16 x 9 11/16 in.); Paper: 20.1 x 25.3 cm (7 15/16 x 9 15/16 in.)
Gift of Alan and Monah L. Gettner 2021.120
André Kertész was the second son of a middle-class Hungarian Jewish family.
Kertész had two brothers: Imre, who was older, and Jenö, the youngest. Here, they pose for André’s camera, showing off their athleticism as they enjoy a moment of frolic and fun at a waterside resort. After World War I ended, as life returned to normal, people gloried in the enjoyment of leisure activities such as sports, including swimming.
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