Martin Munkacsi: Vitality

South Gallery

March 20 - May 16, 2009

Martin Munkacsi: Vitality

MUNKACSI, Martin
Lucile Brokaw, Piping Rock Beach, Long Island, Harper's Bazaar, 1933
13 1/4 x 10 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1933

Martin Munkacsi: Vitality 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Summer Evening, c.1935
11 3/4 x 9 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1935

Martin Munkacsi: Vitality 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Fred Astaire dancing, 1936
11 1/2 x 9 1/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1936

Martin Munkacsi: Vitality 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Harlemites doing the Lindy Hop at the Savoy Ballroom, 1936
11 3/4 x 9 3/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1936

Martin Munkacsi: Vitality 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Badenda Negerin (Black Bather), 1929
11 1/2 x 9 1/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1929

Martin Munkacsi: Vitality 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Self-portrait in Long Island Sound, Harper's Bazaar, 1935
9 1/8 x 11 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1935

Martin Munkacsi: Vitality 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Pal Kiraly and Istvan Kulcsar Crossing the Finish Line, Hungary, 1924
15 5/8 x 11 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1924

Martin Munkacsi: Vitality 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Healthy Bodies, Harper's Bazaar, 1935
13 1/4 x 10 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1935

Martin Munkacsi: Vitality 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

IIona Massey - 'A ray of sunlight', 1927-1934
13 1/4 x 10 3/4 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1927-1934

Martin Munkacsi: Vitality 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Dinah Grace at the 'Wintergarten', 1933
13 1/8 x 10 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1933

Martin Munkacsi: Vitality 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Roy Bolger in Martin Munkacsi's studio, 1935
13 3/8 x 10 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1935

Martin Munkacsi: Vitality 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Hot Day,' Berlin, 1927-34
13 3/8 x 10 5/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1927-34

Martin Munkacsi: Vitality 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Jean Harlow, 1930's
11 5/8 x 9 1/8 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed 1930's

Martin Munkacsi: Vitality 2009 Howard Greenberg Gallery

Something Different, 1927-34
11 x 8 1/2 inches
Gelatin silver print; printed c.1927-34

Press Release

Howard Greenberg Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of rare vintage prints by one of the twentieth century’s preeminent masters of photography. The exhibition coincides with Munkacsi’s Lost Archive at New York’s International Center of Photography. In Europe until 1934 and in America thereafter, Hungarian born photographer Martin Munkacsi (1896-1963) single-handedly changed the look of photojournalism and fashion photography. Munkacsi defied convention by incorporating a sense of motion, dramatic camera angles, and elements of whimsy into his work. His vision is now well understood to have had an impact on an entire generation of photographers. This exhibition explores this influence through many of Munkasci’s iconic images.