Monday, 11 July 2011


"Eyewitness" is an exhibition which has been going on at the Royal Academy of Arts in London. This exhibition is about Hungarian photographers from the 20th century, which at first it was odd to me, because at first I thought: " Hungarian Photographers?!" but I saw that they were very well known actually and incredibly relevant to the development of photojournalism, art photography and specially Fashion Photography. I really enjoyed seeing how amazing what these photographers brought to us, angles and different ways of dealing with it that now is completely random to us. 

Brassaï, Robert Capa, André Kertész, László Moholy-Nagy and Martin Munkácsi each left Hungary to make their names in Germany, France and the USA.
Others, such as Károly Escher, Rudolf Balogh and Jószef Pécsi remained in Hungary producing high-quality and innovatory photography. A display of approximately two hundred photographs ranging in date from c.1914–c.198.

 Here are some of my favorites:

 "Harvest" - 1937 Erno Vadas
Showing the infinite wheat field, not a common crop for a photo at the time.

"Procession" - 1934 Erno Vadas 

 "Satiric Dancer" - 1926 André Kertész

 "Distortion n°41" - 1933 André Kertész

 "Shadows of the Eiffel Tower" - 1929 André Kertész

"Elizabeth and I" - 1931 André Kertész

"Bijou of Montparnasse" - 1932 Brassaï 
"Belle de Nuit" - 1933 Brassai &  "Le Smoking" - Helmut Newton for Yves Santin Laurent
Here we can see that even a brilliant photographer as Helmut Newton got inspired by the also amazing Brassai and his prostitute photo and I love how ironically all these meanings are enclosed in one shot. 
 "Beach!" 30's - Martin Munkacsi

"Nude" - Martin Munkacsi 
Any similarities with the Prada S/S 2001 Campaign? 

"Photogram" - László Moholy-Nagy
 "American Soldier Landing on Omaha Beach (D-Day)" - 1944 Robert Capa

 "The Falling Soldier" - 1936 Robert Capa
 "If your pictures aren't good enough, you're not close enough." - Robert Capa

 "Shepherd with His Dogs" - 1930 Rudolf Balogh


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