Thursday, October 05, 2006
By ALAN RIDING @ NY Times
PARIS, Sept. 29 — Along with the likes of Andre Kertesz, Henri Cartier-Bresson, Robert Doisneau and Willy Ronis, the Hungarian-born photographer who went by the name of Brassaï helped to create the black-and-white images that to this day define mid-20th-century Paris as a city of romance and mystique.
Brassaï’s specialty, developed in the late 1920’s and 30’s while roaming the city’s streets with his fellow flâneur Henry Miller, was Paris by night, both the wintry, misty solitude of the walkways beside the Seine and the intense, oft-decadent social life of the city’s bars, nightclubs and brothels.
Posted by David Emerick at 10:29 AM