Ted Forbes presents an interesting look at the life and work of one of the most obscure names in photography, Martin Munkácsi.


Martin Munkácsi was one of the leading pioneers in the early 20th Century. His diverse style and range influenced some of the biggest names in photography including Edward Steichen, Richard Avedon, and Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Munkácsi changed photojournalism through successful careers at Berliner Illustrirte Zeitung in Germany and Harper’s Bazaar in the United States.

Interestingly, despite his huge influence on modern photography, he’s one of the more obscure names in recent history. But importantly, Martin Munkácsi brought photography from the older pictorialist school of working into the new Modernism of the mid-twentieth century.

Watch as Ted Forbes from The Art of Photography tells us more about Munkács life and his exceptional body of work. As always, you can watch more of Ted’s videos on The Art of Photography YouTube channel, while there be sure to hit subscribe. You can also follow him on any of the following social channels:  TwitterFacebookInstagram,  Pinterest or their Website.