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Major Holdings

  • Martin Munkacsi, [Tibor von Halmay and Vera Mahlke], ca. 1931
  • Martin Munkacsi, [Katharine Hepburn, Hartford], 1935
  • Martin Munkacsi, [Goalkeeper, Budapest], ca. 1928
  • Martin Munkacsi, [Woman in peignoir], 1936

Martin Munkacsi (1898–1963)


Hungarian photographer Martin Munkacsi created dynamic and elegant images of models and athletes in motion. His unique style grew out of the context of 1930s photojournalism and required a combination of split-second timing and radical cropping. With the assistance of the photographer’s daughter, ICP acquired over 2,300 glass plate negatives, including early European photojournalism as well as later fashion photography commissioned by Harper's Bazaar.