Jun 9, 2021
Jun 9, 2021

Forced March to the Front, between Lonié and Mitulen, Poland

Hungarian Memory

Forced March to the Front, between Lonié and Mitulen, Poland

1915, printed 1980

André Kertész

(American, 1894–1985)


Hyperion Press

Gelatin silver print

Image: 16.9 x 24.6 cm (6 5/8 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 2022.75


Did you know?

André Kertész fought on the Polish and Russian Fronts during World War I as a member of the Austro-Hungarian infantry.


Taken on July 19, 1915, this photograph shows soldiers being marched toward the front to participate in in a combined offensive by the Astro-Hungarian and German armies against the Russians. Kertész captured the moment when one soldier turns his head to the right, revealing his profile and putting a human face on the faceless column of trudging bodies to which the photographer also belonged.

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