DescriptionDate: 1926Location: Paris -- Hotel de VilleCurrent Location: Daryl BrownWhen he moved to Paris in 1925, Kertész had enough money saved to support himself as a photographer. As he familiarized himself with the city, he constantly looked for new subjects. Street scenes, which captured conversations, light, animals, and objects in a unique moment, were a favorite of Kertész. Here, near the Hôtel de Ville, the famous City Hall of Paris, was the bird market. Kertész has become interested in the exchange between a vendor and a potential buyer over the price of a small caged bird.