The work of Martin Munkácsi

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  1. Marco B

    Marco B Member

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    Hi,

    Just today in our public library saw a photo book of Martin Munkácsi (Steidl publishers 2005). I had never heard of him before, but flipping through the book, I was quite impressed. Now Henri Cartier-Bresson is of course famous for his "decisive moment" captures, but it turns out Munkácsi was a master in this as well, capturing movement and those rare and beautiful, but often very fugitive, compositions one sees happening every now and then but is often unable to freeze in time using a photo. In fact, according to the preface text with the book, Cartier-Bresson only started taking photography seriously after being confronted and inspired by Munkácsi's work of the 1920s and '30s. Richard Avedon was inspired by his work as well.

    Anyway, really enjoyed the livelihood and sheer joy emanating from many of his pictures...

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Martin_Munkácsi
    http://www.icp.org/site/c.dnJGKJNsFqG/b.2106397/k.920D/Martin_Munkacsi.htm

    Marco
     
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  2. holmburgers

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    One of my favorite shots of his is "Nude with Parasol", or something like that. I'll have to look for a book as I'd love to see more as well.

    Thanks for sharing!
     
  3. Louis Nargi

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    Interesting thanks.