Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History



  • Liberia, 1931
    Martin Munkacsi (American, born Hungary, 1896–1963)
    Gelatin silver print; 13 1/16 x 10 1/2 in. (33.2 x 26.6 cm)
    Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987 (1987.1100.35)
    © Joan Munkasci

    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.

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  • Liberia, 1931
    Martin Munkacsi (American, born Hungary, 1896–1963)
    Gelatin silver print; 13 1/16 x 10 1/2 in. (33.2 x 26.6 cm)
    Ford Motor Company Collection, Gift of Ford Motor Company and John C. Waddell, 1987 (1987.1100.35)
    © Joan Munkasci

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