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Brassäi (born Gyula Halász - 1899 - 1984), is best known for his images of Paris at night in the 1930s and 1940s. During this time, he captured images of deserted streets, prostitutes, lovers, sailors, and cafe night life, using extreme lighting conditions. With his contributions to the Surrealist magazine "Minotaure," he became friends with Picasso, Alberto Giacometti, and Jacque Lipchitz.