Sunday, December 30, 2012


"In his day, the Hungarian Martin Munkácsi (1896-1963) was one of the most famous photographers in the world. His dynamic photographs of sports, entertainers, politics, and street life in Germany and Hungary from the late 1920s and 1930s, were taken in a new, freewheeling style that captured the speed and movement of the modern era. Many of those early photographs were published in German photo weeklies, where Munkácsi made his reputation doing reportage, often from exotic locales. In 1933, Munkácsi turned his energetic style to fashion photography, making images of models running on the beach. Those pictures revolutionized fashion photography with their informality and vitality. Soon after he was offered a contract by Carmel Snow, the editor of Harper's Bazaar, and he left for New York, where he made his fame and fortune." – International Center of Photography

1. Parachutes, Munich, 1928
2. Swimming Instructor, Berlin, 1928
3. Steamship Bremen, 1929
4. Landscape Painter, Berlin, 1930
5. Athlete (with stocking garters), Germany, 1930
6. Eva Szaplone in Rumble Seat, 1932
7. Daisy & Violet Hilton, Birmingham, 1932
8. Dog Market, England, 1932
9. Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera, Mexico, 1933
10. Frida Kahlo on Bridge, 1933
11. Buck the Fairy-Tale Horse, New York, 1934
12. Wrestlers, New York, 1934
13. Doris Duke, Honolulu, 1939
14. Peignoir, New York, 1936
15. Dior, New York, 1949