Self-taught photographer Andre Kertesz was born in 1894 in Hungary and began taking pictures when he was sixteen. In 1925 he moved to Paris, where he met and photographed painters and writers. In 1927 he presented the first one-man photographic exhibition ever held. He moved to America in 1936. Recognition came slow and culminated in his 1964 one-man show at the New York's Museum of Modern Art.