André Kertész | Self-Portraits

27 October - 24 November 2012

Exhibition Dates: October 27 – November 24, 2012

Opening Reception: Saturday, October 27, 2-5pm

Conversation in the Gallery: Saturday, October 27, 2:30pm. Join us for a conversation between Robert Gurbo, Curator of the Estate of André Kertész, and Stephen Bulger.


This PREMIER exhibition of André Kertész’s “Self-portraits” marks the 100th anniversary of the artist’s first photograph and spans over eight decades of his extensive career.


Selected from a collection of over 1,000 self-portraits, these images offer a fascinating glimpse into the psyche of one of photography’s early masters.  In 1912, Kertész received a small format glass plate camera from his mother as a high school graduation present.  He and his younger brother Jeno delved into the medium by taking photographs of each other, as well as their family, friends and street scenes in and around Budapest.  Shortly thereafter, Kertész hired a machinist who fashioned a small spring loaded device that he designed for his camera that enabled him to take self-portraits (Kertész later insisted that he had invented the world’s first self-timer for a camera).