1923, printed 1980
Gelatin silver print
Image: 18.6 x 24.6 cm (7 5/16 x 9 11/16 in.); Paper: 20.3 x 25.2 cm (8 x 9 15/16 in.)
Gift of Alan and Monah L. Gettner 2022.71
In the 1910s and 1920s, André Kertész experimented with near and far points of view that were quite radical for the time.
Instead of moving back from the trio to create a traditional group portrait of figures set into the landscape, Kertész brings us quite close to the boy in front, who turns to look at the camera. Kertész described them as “a trio of a peasant father and his two boys. The father was a music lover and he educated his talented sons.”
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