Beautiful Vintage Photos of 1920s Paris by André Kertész

André Kertész (1894 – 1985), born Kertész Andor, was a Hungarian-born photographer known for his groundbreaking contributions to photographic composition and the photo essay.

In the early years of his career, his then-unorthodox camera angles and style prevented his work from gaining wider recognition.

Today he is considered one of the seminal figures of photojournalism.

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André Kertész, “Latin Quarter,” Paris, 1926 via

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André Kertész – A Window on the Quai Voltaire, Paris, 1928 via

 

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André Kertész ”Carnival, Paris (woman reading behind stage)” 1926 Gelatin silver print 10 3/4 x 13 inches © Courtesy Estate of André Kertész/Higher Pictures 2007 via

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André Kertész, My Friends at Cafe du Dome, 1928 via

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André Kertész Untitled (La fontaine de la Place de la Concorde), Paris, 1925 via

Stunning Images of 1950s Paris by Sabine Weiss

Sabine Weiss was born in Switzerland in 1924. In 1942, she wonders what she will do with her life, and decides that she should become a photographer because it is what she loves to do.

In 1945 Sabine Weiss moved to a studio in Geneva, but in 1946 she decided to leave the city of her childhood to live in Paris. She knew there was no turning back. She asked Willy Maywald to become her assistant.

In 1949, she met the painter Hugh Weiss and realized right away that she would spend her life with him. Sabine Weiss left Maywald, where she mastered her craft and started a long career, experimenting fashion, photojournalism, advertising and everything else she was asked to do (source).

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Sabine Weiss, Paris, 1955 via

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Sabine Weiss, In the rain, Paris, 1957 via

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Sabine Weiss, July, Paris, 1954 via

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Sabine Weiss, St. Lazare train station, Paris, 1949 via

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Sabine Weiss, The Eiffel Towers dry, Paris, 1956 via

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Sabine Weiss, Bilboquet, La Concorde, Paris, 1950 via

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Sabine Weiss, Snow, Paris, 1952 via

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Sabine Weiss, Paris, 1953 via