Its photographs had always assumed a humanity confession. Brassai exceeds the daily elements of the existence human being to full images of aesthetic value and human heat (In: Woollen Iconos Photograph? El Siglo XX). Brassai? BiografiGyula Halsz was born in 1899 in Brass, Transilvnia, Hungria, today Brasvo, Romnia. The Brassai pseudonym was taken off of the place of birth of the photographer (Brasvo, Brass). Between 1918-1919 it studied in the Academy of Art in Budapeste and between 1920-1922 it studied in Berlin, in the Akademische Hochschule in Berlin-Charlottenburg.
It worked as painter, sculptor and journalist in Paris (1924-1930), where it kept contact with Picasso, From there and Braque, amongst others. In 1925 it contacts Eugne Atget, a reference for it. Originally it had aversion to the photograph. It was in Paris that if got passionate for the city and the camera. In 1926 Andres Kertsz knew and in 1930 he starts to photograph with a Voigtlander camera.
Between 1930-1940 it worked as independent photographer for the Verve magazines, Minotauro and Harper? s Bazaar. In 1932 it published ' ' Paris at night ' ' (Paris of nuit, Paris by Night). Also it started to photograph grafitagem in the walls of Paris, what Picasso entusiasmou, Dubuffet and to the informal artists. During the occupation of France for nazista Germany it was forbidden to exert its profession. Although this, photographed sculptures and drawing of Picasso. ' wrote the book; ' Conversations avec Picasso' '. From 1945 it retakes its activity of photographer, in the Harper magazines? s Bazaar, Lilliput, Picture Post, Labyrinthe and Ralits. Tracer of ballet in Paris, between 1945-1950. In 1962 the photograph leaves. Faleceu in Beaulieu-sur-Mer, France, in 1984.De the site I made a free translation, written below, complementing the biobrafia of the photographer: Brassai sees Paris as a subject of infinite largeness. Its photographs of Paris had explored the people of sensible form e, frequently, of sufficiently dramatical form, beyond the radiating avenues, its private and intriguing ways.