Thursday, 4 November 2010
Some Hungarian women photographers
As ever, less is known, less widely about them, but some were quite wonderful. For instance there is Kata Kálmán (1909-1978), who documented working class life in Hungary, like this:
And like this:
I take these photos from here and there. There is a single comment on the page with the boy eating bread. Thanks, I was looking for a high-res picture of that boy, eating bread. By the way the picture was taken in 1931, the boy's name was Varga Laci (family name, given name order), he was 4 years old, and he died in the same year.
Or there is Kata Sugár (1910-1943), about whom I can find little:
And the marvellous Sylvia Plachy (1943-)
and Kati Horna (1912-2000):
Kati Horna was the close friend of Robert Capa in Berlin and Paris, and - so it seems -already established herself, introduced him to the right people for whom he could work. She then photographed the Spanish Civil War. Not the front, not so much the combatants, but its effect on people generally.
I have draft of the essay that needs a good deal of overhauling and I still have the cold, now in stage two, the stuffed up stage.