Photographers: George Brassai

George Brassaï  (nee Gyula Halász) (9 September 1899 — 8 July 1984) was a Hungarian (Transylvanian) photographer sculptor, and filmmaker who rose to international fame in France in the early 20th century. It would seem that Brassai shot everything and was allowed everywhere in 1920’s Paris. His work depicts streetwalkers, artists (Dali, Picasso, Matisse), Folies Bergere girls, the underground gay clubs, the segregated jazz clubs and high society. Some his work is very voyeuristic (the lovers stealing kisses in alleys), some extremely posed (his portraits) and some extremely modern (his nudes). Brassi would continue to work in Paris the rest of his life, sometime shooting for fashion magazines like Harper’s Bazaar. His one-man exhibitions throughout the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s would bring him more worldwide fame and wealth. He would work up until his death at 85 in 1989.

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