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If I was asked to make the claustrophobic choice of picking only one photographer's work to keep with me forever as a source of inspiration and imagery, André Kertész's work would be it. All right … I'd have a hard time ruling out a lot of photographers like Helen Levitt, Mary Ellen Mark or Josef Koudelka, but in the end, Kertész would be the one.
But why him?
Because he did everything when it comes to photography, and he did everything at a great level of mastery. His images are still surprising, bold, playful and even intricate. Throughout his career, he worked with a strong mindset for observing, questioning, recording and preserving his own intimate relationship with the world.