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.


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


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



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


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


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