The Museum of Avant-garde

Martin Munkácsi

Hungary (1896—1963)
Hungarian born Munkácsi started his career as a sport photographer and mastered his technique in capturing images in movement. In Germany he collaborated with several magazines and publications such as Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung until 1933, when he moved to New York to work for Harper’s Bazaar. He specialised in fashion photography and was the first to shoot models in movement. During his career he took pictures of the socio-political climate such as in Day of Potsdam and Three boys at Lake Tanganyika but also portraits of celebrities, film stars and fashion design.