Martin Munkácsi

Dancers in Seville, Spain (1930). Martin Munkácsi (Hungarian, 1896-1963). Photograph. Gelatin silver print. San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

In the 1930s, the naturally innovative Munkácsi introduced the snapshot aesthetic which was to revolutionize photography. His ability to capture spontaneity with such an acute understanding of style, pattern, form and framing demonstrates his uniquely sophisticated visual sense and understanding of image making.