André Kertész

Andor (“André”) Kertész (1894 – 1985) was a photographer from Hungarian descent, in 1944 he became an American. Kertész father wanted him to develop a career in banking, he went to a business school in Budapest. in 1912 he got his first camera, during WWI he made many photos from the battle at the front. In 1916 he won his first price with a selfportrait, … Continue reading André Kertész

Lee Miller

Elizabeth “Lee” Miller, Lady Penrose (1907 – 1977), was an American photographer and photojournalist. She was a fashion model in New York City in the 1920s before going to Paris, where she became a fashion and fine art photographer. Miller’s father introduced her and her brothers to photography at an early age. She was his model – he took many stereoscopic photographs of his nude … Continue reading Lee Miller

Alice Prin

Better known as Kiki de Montparnasse (or the Queen of Montparnasse) but born as Alice Ernestine Prin (1901 – 1953). She was a French artist’s model, literary muse, nightclub singer, actress, memoirist, and painter. She flourished in, and helped define, the liberated culture of Paris in the 1920s. She became one of the most famous models of the 20th-century and in the history of avant-garde … Continue reading Alice Prin

Jacques Boiffard

Jacques-André Boiffard (1902-1961) was a French photographer, born in Epernon in Eure-et-loire. He was a medical student in Paris until 1924 when he met André Breton throughPierre Naville, a Surrealist writer, and childhood friend. In the mid-1920s, Boiffard decided to dedicate himself to research in the Bureau of Surrealist Research, writing the preface with Paul Éluard and Roger Vitrac to the first issue of La Révolution surréaliste. Preferring photography to literature, he served as Man Ray’s assistant from 1924 to 1929. During the 1920s, he … Continue reading Jacques Boiffard