Happy Birthday Brassai!! (or Guyla Halasz) The Hungarian photographer was born in 1899. After studying art at the Hungarian Academy of Fine Arts, he served in World War I and then went to Berlin to work as a journalist. There he met several other Hungarian writers and artists and they moved to Paris and became part of the art world there. He became enamored with photography and began to photograph city life. He went by the name “Brassai” which means of Brasso, where he was from in Hungary. He wrote numerous books toward the latter part of his life. The photo below is titled Paris in the 30’s, showing a view of the city from the River Seine.