Kertész, André

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Kertész, André (1894–1985) Hungarian-US photographer. He was one of the first to use a compact Leica camera. While in France, Kertész worked as a photo-journalist as well as taking portraits of artist-friends such as Mondrian and Colette. In 1936 he moved to the USA, where he worked for magazines such as Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. Kertész was a major influence on Robert Capa and Henri Cartier-Bresson.