1894-1985

Pitcher
No. 12

Andre Kertesz

He is best when the sun is slowly setting over the wall and the light takes on the quality of a dream. Hungarian-French-American photographer. Despite the great work that he did in his first two nationalities, Kertesz's finest work may be the series of pictures he made as an old man, all of them photographed out of the window of his lower Fifth Avenue apartment and collected in the book Washington Square. These photos prove that the best photographers don't need to hunt for pictures the pictures come to them.