October 7, 2011

Munkacsi, García Hubard

Cartier-Bresson's life changed when he saw this picture by Martin Munkacsi: Three Boys at Lake Tanganyka. He wrote:
"The only thing which completely was an amazement to me and brought me to photography was the work of Munkacsi. When I saw the photograph of Munkacsi of the black kids running in a wave I couldn't believe such a thing could be caught with the camera. I said damn it, I took my camera and went out into the street".

After being at the Jardin de Luxembourg in Paris, the exhibition of Paulina García Hubard (by chance, a relative of mine) is being shown now at Chapultepec, in Mexico City. One of her pictures reminds me of Munkacsi.

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