1921, printed 1980
Gelatin silver print
Image: 24.6 x 19 cm (9 11/16 x 7 1/2 in.); Paper: 25.3 x 20.2 cm (9 15/16 x 7 15/16 in.)
Gift of Alan and Monah L. Gettner 2021.119
In the early 1920s, André Kertész did clerical work at the Budapest stock market and photographed in his free time.
As a young man, Kertész often photographed rural and small-town life in Hungary. Abony is an agricultural town about 50 miles outside Budapest. This violinist, André Kertész remembered, was “a blind musician not a gypsy, who wandered from village to village with his boy.” He made his living playing for donations.
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