Black Cat before the attack, c.1930.
Gelatin silver print
“A product of the early modernist intellectual currents of early 1900s Hungary, Martin Munkácsi worked in a bold, spontaneous manner. He achieved international renown for his photojournalism and fashion work of the 1920s and 1930s, when he was living in Berlin. Munkácsi had a major impact in both these fields. In fashion, for example, his lively images, often made outdoors, stood in marked contrast to the more typical work of the period, made in the controlled space of the commercial studio.”