Size matters. This is especially true in photography. Contemporary photography has accustomed us to life-size prints that literally immerse us in the image. This was not the case in the early days of the medium, when prints were small and intimate.
Kertész: Postcards from Paris, on view at the High Museum of Art through May 29, is a refreshing reminder that small-sized art has its intrinsic qualities and retains an intriguing feel for the modern viewers. Curated by Elizabeth Siegel of the Chicago Art Institute, where it opened, the exhibition is the first of its kind to bring together André Kertész’s rare postcard prints in their entirety. (Simultaneous with this show, Jackson Fine Art is exhibiting a selection of Kertész’s prints in its online viewing room.)