Born Gyula Halasz in 1899 in Brasso, Transylvania, Brassaï (meaning ‘of Brasso’) moved to Paris at the age of 24. He stayed there until his death 60 years later. He is best known for his book ‘Paris de Nuit’ published in 1933 which features images of the darker side of Parisian night life. In 1948 he had a solo exhibition at MoMa in New York.
Brassai (1932). Fille de joie, Rue Quincampoix. [image] Available at: http://www.artnet.com/artists/brassa%C3%AF/fille-de-joie-rue-quincampoix-a-XaoGU4saDZJD0hj4tKLRQ2 [Accessed 26 Apr. 2018].
Brassai (1932). Couple d’Amoureux dans un Petit Cafe, Quartier Italie. [image] Available at: http://www.artnet.com/artists/brassa%C3%AF/couple-damoureux-dans-un-petit-cafe-quartier-a-tujbyCQbKvsSr1-ZsODBYA2 [Accessed 26 Apr. 2018].