"Washington Square (Winter)"
47.6 x 35.6 cm
It has been difficult to choose a photograph to post from the many brilliant ones he shot, so many of them having been favorites at one time or another.
There is such economy of means in his photos which I understand as a sign of utter modernity. He usually presented us his sorrounding world, su cotidianeidad, what he had near and about in his everyday life. He photographed the park countless times, in every season, at different hours of day and night. This was the view from his window. It is timeless.
He migrated to New York City in 1936 likely sensing the impending doom. In his early 30s he moved to Paris from his native Hungary. Incredibly, his work was not recognized in the USA until MoMA showed his work in the 60s. At least it happened before he died so he was able to enjoy the last years of his life the recognition he deserved.
This is the very place where I spent so many hours studying, people watching, chating away or walking around, rushing through it or de-anguishing. A whole life time ago.
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