Palazzo Ducale in Genoa presents a major retrospective on one of the greatest photographers of the twentieth century: André Kertész. Over 180 photographs retrace, divided into five sections, the entire artistic path of the Hungarian master, who in more than fifty years of career has always used photography as if it were his visual diary designed to reveal the poetry behind the simple and anonymous everyday things, captured through unique and revolutionary perspectives.
Kertész has spent his entire life in search of acceptance by critics and audiences. His art has never approached any political subject and has remained linked to the simpler sides of everyday life, with very intimate and lyrical tones. Only the last years of his life and those following his death mark a renewed interest in shots that manage to be timeless. Considered by Henry Cartier-Bresson as the father of contemporary photography and by Brassai as his master, Kertész has shown how any aspect of the world, from the most banal to the most important, deserves to be photographed. Among the pioneers of straight photography, with its constant changes in style, themes and language, if on the one hand they prevent us from placing the Hungarian photographer's work in an exclusive aesthetic field, on the other they demonstrate his versatility and continuous communication research .