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      Photographer Andre Kertész Lecture in Rye


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      December 11, 2019

      Wednesday   7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

      51 Milton road
      Rye, New York 10580

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      Photographer Andre Kertész Lecture

      “Andre Kertész: An Artist’s Life”
      A Lecture by Robert Gurbo
      presented by the Ground Glass and The Rye Arts Center

      The Ground Glass and The Rye Arts Center are pleased to present Robert Gurbo, the curator of the André Kertész Estate. Mr. Gurbo’s topic will be The Life and Work of Andre Kertész. This presentation offers an intimate and personal look at the life and work of Kertész. Gurbo interweaves the photographer’s work into the timeline of Kertész’s
      complicated life story, offering his unique and personal perspective of the life and work of a man Gurbo claims to have been obsessed with since he was 16 years old.

      André Kertész (1894-1985) was an undisputed master of photography. Widely seen as the father of photojournalism and street photography, he created much of the visual vocabulary of the medium that is still in use today. His groundbreaking contributions to photographic composition and the photo essay were an important influence on 20th-century photography.

      From his pioneering work in Hungary, through his influential work during Paris’s artistic heyday, right up to his final days in New York, Kertész’s photographs display an ability to infuse personal narrative and design into a documentary style that was uniquely his own. In a body of work that spans much of the 20th century, Kertész created deceptively simple and
      spontaneous images of everyday life that reflected his own state of mind and questioned his very existence and relationship to the world around him. He once remarked that, "Everybody can look, but they don’t necessarily see."

      Robert Gurbo worked with Kertész over the last seven years of his life and spent the past 38 years combing through the artist’s archive. Mr. Gurbo is the author of three books on Andre Kertész and co-author of the catalog that accompanied the 2005 National Gallery retrospective. He has also contributed numerous essays to magazines.

      Guests are welcome at no charge.

      The Ground Glass, established in 1975, is an independent association of professional and accomplished amateur photographers dedicated to promoting the practice and appreciation of fine photography in Westchester County, NY and Fairfield, Connecticut. It serves as a forum
      for photographers to express ideas, share technical information and participate in juried exhibitions. The group addresses issues concerning photography through lectures, demonstrations and workshops. The Ground Glass also offers a mentoring program in conjunction with photography students at Rye High School. The Ground Glass conducts
      monthly meetings on the second Wednesday of every month (subject to change for holidays) from September thru June at The Rye Arts Center. The Ground Glass website: http://www.thegroundglass.org/

      Cost: Free -

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