Jun 9, 2021
Jun 9, 2021

Trio, Ráczkeve

Hungarian Memory

Trio, Ráczkeve

1923, printed 1980

André Kertész

(American, 1894–1985)

printer

Hyperion Press

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

Location

Did you know?

In the 1910s and 1920s, André Kertész experimented with near and far points of view that were quite radical for the time.

Description

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.”

See also
Department: 
Photography
Type of artwork: 
Photograph

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