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Brassaï (Gyula Halász)

(1899-1984), Photographer, sculptor and filmmaker

Sitter in 5 portraits
Artist of 1 portrait
French painter and photographer. Born in Brasso, Hungary, and trained as an artist. Arrived in Paris in 1923 to work as a journalist. From 1930 photographed nightlife scenes on the streets of Paris and contributed photographs to Lilliput. His first book Paris de Nuit (1933), caused a sensation. Camera in Paris (1949) and Graffiti (1960) comprise a significant contribution to twentieth-century photography. Brassaï's collaboration with Harper's Bazaar lasted twenty years.

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Brassaï, by Ida Kar - NPG x132421


by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, late 1950s
NPG x132421

Brassaï, by Ida Kar - NPG x132422


by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, late 1950s
NPG x132422

Brassaï, by Ida Kar - NPG x132423


by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, late 1950s
NPG x132423

Brassaï, by Ida Kar - NPG x132424


by Ida Kar
vintage bromide print, late 1950s
NPG x132424

Image currently unavailable owing to copyright restrictions


by Bill Brandt
bromide print on card mount, 1978
NPG x22411

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