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Museum of Contemporary Photography / Columbia College Chicago | 600 S. Michigan Ave
IL-60605 Chicago

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This exhibition celebrates the most important single donation of photographic works to the Museum in its 25 year history. Andre Kertesz, while generally under exposed in galleries and museums during his lifetime (1894 - 1984) was and is widely acknowledged as a mentor and main influence by photographers and artists in other media of his generation and the two following. This body of 120 photographs, made between the early 1920s and the late 1960s, records his public observations of the private act of reading. Approximately half were published in the book On Reading (Grossman, New York) in 1971.


Andre Kertesz: On Reading
André Kertész