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Liberia

Artist:
Martin Munkacsi (American (born Hungary), Cluj-Napoca (Kolozsvar) 1896–1963 New York)
Date:
1931
Medium:
Gelatin silver print
Dimensions:
33.2 x 26.6 cm (13 1/16 x 10 1/2 in.)
Classification:
Photographs
Credit Line:
Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987
Accession Number:
1987.1100.35
Rights and Reproduction:
© Joan Munkacsi, courtesy Howard Greenberg Gallery
Not on view
As a young man in Budapest, Munkacsi worked for a sports paper, and from 1927 until his emigration to the United States in 1934, he was a crack reporter for Berlin's Ullstein publications, among others. During the latter period, his pictures were widely reproduced and admired in Europe. The young Cartier-Bresson learned from the taut choreography of this photograph that split-second timing was essential to his art.
Inscription: Inscribed in blue ink on mount, recto LR [below print]: "The Sea of"; inscribed on mount, verso LR: "LAKE TANGANYIKA, 1932 // Joan Munkacsi"; inscribed on mount, verso LR: "DW 28";
daughter of the artist; Howard Greenberg, Woodstock, NY; [...]; Sam Wagstaff, New York; John C. Waddell, March 26, 1986

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "Johnson Gallery, Selections from the Collection 45," January 9, 2007 - May 6, 2007.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," September 23, 1989–December 31, 1989.

San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 28, 1990–April 22, 1990.

Los Angeles County Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," May 10, 1990–July 15, 1990.

High Museum of Art. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," February 5, 1991–April 28, 1991.

Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. "The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars. The Ford Motor Company Collection at The Metropolitan Museum of Art," June 8, 1991–August 4, 1991.

IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia. "The New Vision, IVAM, Centre Julio Gonzalez, Valencia," January 20, 1995–March 26, 1995.

Hambourg, Maria Morris. The New Vision: Photography between the World Wars, Ford Motor Company Collection at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. New York: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1989. no. 59.



Additional copy negatives: MM77293 4x5, 8x10 JCW note: reproduced as plate 87 in Photographie, 1931.
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