DescriptionDate: 1958Location: New York -- Washington SquareIn 1952, Kertész and his wife Elizabeth moved to Apartment 12-J at 2 Fifth Avenue, a tall building with expansive views of the city. From his balcony, Kertész enjoyed views of Washington Square. Kertész said of his subjects “everything was happening around the doorstep for me,” and this was certainly true of Washington Square, which became the focus of much of Kertész’s work for the next thirty years. Here Kertész captured the silvery outline of a tree in the northwest corner of Washington Square Park against the backdrop of the blackened walls and bright windows of an apartment building at Waverly Place and Washington Park West. Kertész placed this photograph among his winter images at the conclusion of Washington Square (1975).