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Gyula Halász : Brassaï in the night
Gyula Halász
Brassaï in the night
F.Y., October 19, 2015
Brassaï in 1934_foggy in Paris
Brassaï in 1934_foggy in Paris
 
Brassai is regarded as the photographer whose pictures form the basis upon which many non-Parisians' ideas about Paris are formed. His best known work consists of night scenes of "the City of Lights" in the 1930s, including photographs of the architecture; people in cafes and bars; workers who kept the city going after dark; clochoards who lived under the bridges; and performers, artists, and writers of the period. Born in September 9, 1899 in the (now Rumanian) town of Brasso (whence his adopted name) at the turn of the century, Brassai's original ambition was to paint .

He studied art in Hungary and Germany as a youth, finally coming to Paris in 1924 as a journalist. As a small child he had accompanied his father to that city and stayed for a year. The city left a lasting impression which became a powerful interest upon his return. Brassai became fascinated with the nightlife he saw around him, both on the streets and in public gathering places. He claimed that the images he saw haunted him; recording them became something of an obsession. Although he was a skilful painter, he found the medium too time consuming and lacking immediacy.

Brassai_The dit black white
Brassai_The dit black white
 
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