About the French-Hungarian photographer BRASSAI (1899-1984)
After studying in Hungary and Germany, BRASSAI (bourgeois Gyula Halász, born in Kronstadt / Brassó / Brașov, then Austria-Hungary, now Romania) came to Paris in 1924. André KERTÉSZ persuaded him to capture his fascination for Parisian (night) life in photographs. His work is groundbreaking, as he mastered the then difficult technique of photography at night. In addition to the technical, he expressed his love for Paris and its residents. In addition to MAN RAY, he was also the photographer of the surrealists and was also a pioneer in the field of graffiti photography, which he recognized as an original, authentic art form. For years he photographed travel reports for Harper's Bazaar about Greece, Turkey, Italy, Spain, Sweden, Morocco and from the USA about Louisiana and New York. BRASSAI's grave is in the Montparnasse Cemetery in Paris.