Year Born: 1894
Facts: Had an unusual photography style with unusual angles. Took distorted nude photos which were created using unusual reflections.
This film was made in 1978. Ranging over much of his work, this half-hour documentary presents Kertesz in his own words, explaining many of his pictures and sharing his memories -- provincial life in Hungary, central Europe in the First World War, Paris in the glorious "time between the wars", and famous friends like Colette, Eisenstein, Chagall and Mondrian. Kertesz takes us through his archive and out into the streets of New York City to watch him shoot in his beloved Washington Square and in the medieval environment of The Cloisters. "I was born for photography," he said. "I changed everything in my life for it. You only have one life. No hurry for me... I have the time. Everything is photograph."