Lajos Kozák was born on 8 March 1906 in Székesfehérvár, Hungary.( died on 27 March 1975) As did most photographers at the time, he also practiced the profession of photography whilst having a civic occupation (he was a gym teacher and trainer). Well-known and renowned in the thirties, his modern photos with strong Hungarian influence had fallen into oblivion by the second half of the twentieth century. His work has been rediscovered and a new personality in photo history stepped in to the spotlight. His pictures summarize the progressive Hungarian photographic life, but taking the closer look, we can see that his works are different from the average artists and have a distinctive character. His work can be compared to well known photographers of this era: among others, Ernő Vadas, Jenő Dulovits and Imre Kinszki. Studying their legacy will help us to understand the Hungarian roots of André Kertész and Brassai, working in Paris at that time.

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