The images of photographer Sylvia Plachy can be seen in London and Hamburg this season. A solo exhibition of her work opened in June at the Flo Peters Gallery in Hamburg, Germany and continues through August 26.
Plachy’s work is also included with images from Brassaï, Robert Capa, André Kertész, and László Moholy-Nagy in a group exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts in London: Eyewitness: Hungarian Photography in the 20th Century June 30 – October 2. This show includes approximately 200 photographs ranging in date from 1914 – 1989, and explores stylistic developments in the medium and charts key historical events.
Born in Budapest, Sylvia lives in New York and has shown work in numerous museums and galleries around the world. Formerly staff photographer for The Village Voice, she is now contributing photographer at The New Yorker. She has published six books including Signs and Relics, Red Light, and Unguided Tour, winner of the Infinity Award for best publication.
Sylvia returns to Maine October 16 – 22 to lead her master class Where the Thread Leads, an intensive editing workshop for those who want to use photographs to tell a story – whether it is a personal journey or professional assignment leading to a photo essay for a book, magazine, or publication.