Studio Visit: Martin Munkacsi


Martin Munkácsi (1898-1963), [Martin Munkácsi playing Ping Pong with woman in his studio], 1930s, (2007.110.1425)


Martin Munkácsi (1898-1963), [Martin Munkácsi with two women in his studio], 1930s, (2007.110.1425)


Martin Munkácsi (1898-1963), [Martin Munkácsi sitting with a man in his studio], 1930s, (2007.110.1425)


Martin Munkácsi (1898-1963), [Martin Munkácsi and Joe Pasternak], 1930s, (2007.110.1425)


Martin Munkácsi (1898-1963), [Martin Munkácsi and others reviewing photographs], 1930s, (2007.110.1425)


Martin Munkácsi (1898-1963), [Munkácsi and models reflected in glass ball], 1930s, (2007.110.1425)

If Martin Munkácsi were, say, photographing the memorial flagpoles on Fifth Avenue and Forty Second (in the middle of midtown Manhattan, in midday, in the middle of the Great Depression, at the middle of his life) in front of the New York Public Library and wanted to go home and play ping pong, pose for photos with a few unidentified people, pose and laugh with Hungarian-born film producer Joe Pasternak, show a pile of his photos to a few men, take a selfie with a pair of models reflected in a glass orb, pose with his wife, daughter and dog below a delightful mural, or maybe process his glass plate negatives, all he would have to do is turn right on 42nd Street and walk five blocks to his sun-filled home-studio on 5 Prospect Place, (Murryhill 4-2443) in Tudor City.


Martin Munkácsi (1898-1963), [Martin Munkácsi with Gizella Munkácsi, Alice Munkácsi, and unidentified dog], 1930s, (2007.110.1425)

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