Cartier-Bresson, Kertész & Koudelka

Posted: February 24th, 2010 | Author: | Filed under: Film, Photography, Quotes

Once, Henri [Cartier-Bresson] rang me in Paris and said, ‘Josef, [André] Kertész is in town, you must come to dinner and meet him.’ I said, ‘Henri, I love his pictures but I do not need to meet him.’ ‘No, you do not understand, you have to meet him because we three, we are of the same family.’ At the time, this seems to me to be an unbelievable thing to say. Now, though, when I look back from a distance, I can see that maybe there is something in that.

-Josef Koudelka

Stairs of Montmartre, Paris 1925, André Kertész

Stairs of Montmartre, Paris 1925, André Kertész

PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia—1992. © Josef Koudelka / Magnum Photos

PRAGUE, Czechoslovakia—1992. © Josef Koudelka / Magnum Photos


Hyères, France, 1932 © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos

Hyères, France, 1932 © Henri Cartier-Bresson / Magnum Photos


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