New York (bug and book) – Pictures of people and their books: André Kertész’s “On Reading.”

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, 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.

Now at PMA.

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One thought on “New York (bug and book) – Pictures of people and their books: André Kertész’s “On Reading.”

  1. My favorite photographer. My parents had a book of his when I was little–one of the only photography books in our house. I loved the NYC pictures, the children, and all the reading. I’m so glad he’s back in the public eye. Glorious.

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