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Martin Munkacsi: Vitality

South Gallery

March 20 - May 16, 2009

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.