Pictures of people reading.

I would like to purchase this book, but will not decline it offered as a gift:

André Kertész (1894-1985) was one of the most inventive, influential,
and prolific photographers in the medium’s history. This small volume,
first published in 1971, became one of his signature works. Taken
between 1920 and 1970, these photographs capture people reading in many
parts of the world. Readers in every conceivable place—on rooftops,On_reading_2
in
public
parks, on crowded streets, waiting in the wings of the school
play—are caught in a deeply personal, yet universal, moment. Kertész’s
images celebrate the absorptive power and pleasure of this solitary
activity and speak to readers everywhere. Fans of photography and
literature alike will welcome this reissue of this classic work that
has long been out of print. 68 duotone photographs.

I will be attending this show:

This exhibition celebrates a series of 104 photographs made by
internationally renowned photographer André Kertész (1894–1985). Taken
in Hungary, France, and the United States over a 50-year period,
Kertész’s photographs illustrate his love of the poetry and
choreography of life in public and also private moments at home,
tapping the power of reading as a universal pleasure. Sturdily balanced
between geometric composition and playful observation, it is easy to
understand how these glimpses of everyday people and places would come
to heavily influence photography as an art form.

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One thought on “Pictures of people reading.

  1. How wonderful. I know and admire Kertesz’s work but I had not heard of this book. Thanks for bringing it to my attention. I envy you the opportunity to attend the exhibition and see the photographs close up.

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