Composed Reality

Mirroring Life, a retrospective exhibition of the work of photographer André Kertész (1894–1985) comes to Foam Amsterdam on 15 September. Known for his extraordinary contribution to the language of photography in the 20th century, Kertész was regarded by Henri Cartier-Bresson as one of his masters. This presentation, organised with Jeu de Paume, Paris, in collaboration with La Médiathèque d l’architecture et du patrimoine, ministère de la Culture et de la Communication – France and diChroma photography, spans the length of Kertész’s career: from his early work made in Hungary, his homeland, to Paris, where between 1925 and 1936 he was one of the leading figures in avant-garde photography, to New York, where he lived for nearly 50 years.

André Kertész, Mirroring Life, 15 September 2017 – 20 January 2018, Foam Amsterdam.

1. André Kertész, Nageur sous l’eau, Esztergom, Hongrie, 1917 © Ministère de la Culture et de la Communication – Médiathèque de l’architecture et du patrimoine, Dist. RMN-Grand Palais / Donation André Kertész.