Sylvia Plachy
American photographer
Sylvia Plachy
Sylvia Plachy is a Hungarian/American photographer. Plachy was born in Budapest, Hungary. Her Hungarian Jewish mother was in hiding in fear of Nazi persecution during World War II. Her father was a Hungarian Roman Catholic of aristocratic descent and she was raised in his faith. Plachy's family moved to New York City due to the Hungarian Revolution. There she met the photographer Andre Kertesz.
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Salomon-Preis für Heidi und Hans-Jürgen Koch - Kunstmarkt.com
Google News - over 5 years
... Barbara Klemm, Robert Lebeck, Regina Schmeken, René Burri, Arno Fischer, Will McBride, Martin Parr, Letizia Battaglia, Anders Petersen, Sylvia Plachy oder zuletzt Michael von Graffenried. Mit der Preisvergabe an Heidi und Hans-Jürgen Koch am 19
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Warten auf den einen Moment, der nie wieder kommt - Hamburger Abendblatt
Google News - over 5 years
Sylvia Plachy war 13 Jahre alt, als die Rote Armee den Aufstand der Ungarn niederschlug und ihre Eltern beschlossen, mit dem Kind aus Budapest in den Westen zu fliehen. Niemandem durfte sie etwas davon sagen, sie hatte einen Tag Zeit zum lautlosen
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Fred W. McDarrah, Photographer, Dies at 81
NYTimes - over 9 years
Fred W. McDarrah, a self-described square who as a longtime photographer for The Village Voice documented the unwashed exploits of the Beat generation, and as an enterprising freelance talent agent rented out members of that generation (washed or unwashed) to wide-eyed suburban society gatherings, died on Tuesday at his home in Greenwich Village.
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WEEKEND IN NEW YORK | PHOTO OPS; Where the Pros Go to Shoot
NYTimes - over 9 years
SO, here's a shot of me approaching the Statue of Liberty, and here's the view from the tippy-top of the Empire State Building. And, oh, check out this totally overexposed blurry masterpiece of Times Square at night. '' People, please! Enough postcard shots. Get them at Google Images and Photoshop yourself. New York has more things to point your
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THE WEEK AHEAD: April 16 - April 22; ART/ARCHITECTURE
NYTimes - almost 11 years
STANLEY M. SHERMAN, a bookbinder who was trained as an architect, designs bindings for books about museums and other subjects that are often related to architecture or town planning. Now about 30 of Mr. Sherman's bindings are on view at the Walters Art Museum in Baltimore. In designing his bindings, Mr. Sherman was inspired by architects like Frank
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P.S. 1 EXHIBITION REVIEWS; Agitprop to Arcadian: Gently Turning a Kaleidoscope of Visions
NYTimes - over 11 years
The fall exhibitions are on view at the P.S. 1 Contemporary Art Center, filling galleries on its first, second and third floors. There is a site-specific installation, four photography exhibitions, a video project and two group shows, one focused on cultural identity and the other on abstract painting, and numerous smaller projects scattered
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LENS; Vintage New York
NYTimes - over 11 years
It seems only yesterday that if your eyes wandered past the usual giant billboards of seminaked teenagers, you could still see ghosts in Manhattan. They were the waving and smiling faded drawings and hand-painted signs of another era, advertisements for millineries and haberdasheries. Where are they now? And where are the dusty brick buildings? Who
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LENS; Vintage New York
NYTimes - over 11 years
I had photographed Flora on her 100th birthday, under a cloud of helium balloons. On her 101st, which was last month, I noticed the angels on the wall. Flora, who is from Morocco, has been collecting them for a while, but lately she started offering them to guests, saying, ''It's time for them to fly away.'' Both she and Erzsi arrived here in the
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LENS; Vintage New York
NYTimes - almost 12 years
Each Sunday for several weeks in the spring of 1965, I stepped over the threshold of a small Pentecostal church in Brooklyn and entered a community of deep faith. I was driven by wanderlust then, and because I was a student, I was forgiven for my curiosity. I felt privileged and moved to see sadness turn to beauty and strength of spirit as the
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LENS; Vintage New York
NYTimes - almost 12 years
It was Jack's First Holy Communion, on Sunday morning, the 1st of May, in Chatham, N.Y. During the ceremony, Henry, Jack's younger brother, kept tugging happily at his first tie, while the 7-year-olds, initiates of St. James parish, lined up for their first sacrament, including a first sip of wine. The rest of us, parents and friends, sat quietly
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LENS; Vintage New York
NYTimes - almost 12 years
''It's spring, this isn't supposed to happen,'' complained Elizabeth about the sudden deaths of two men we knew and liked in the neighborhood. ''But are we ever really in sync? Aren't the pinks of magnolias brighter against gravestones?'' LENS
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LENS; Vintage New York
NYTimes - almost 12 years
Why did I go see Andy Warhol? Perhaps I was curious to know what success smelled like. I showed him my pictures and he agreed to let me photograph him on the fire escape. I took six frames and only once did he look back at me. We didn't exactly hit it off. I wasn't Superstar material and he had his hangers-on. I, a nice shy girl from Eastern
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NEWLY RELEASED; Some of this falls notable photography books:
NYTimes - about 12 years
Sticks & Stones: Architectural America Lee Friedlander 205 pages. Fraenkel Gallery/D.A.P. $85. Mr. Friedlander's pictures are never as simple as they look, and in this collection of eye-popping photographs of ordinary houses and buildings taken across America over 15 years, it becomes clear that the structure of a Friedlander composition eclipses
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Village Voice Reduces Staff And Evidently Morale, Too
NYTimes - over 12 years
Complicated internal doings, angry employees hinting that things are not what they seem: It sounds like the stuff of a story for The Village Voice. But this is a story about The Village Voice, which made its reputation as an outspoken liberal weekly newspaper with famously cantankerous writers. As it approaches its 50th anniversary next year, its
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Bulgaria's Venerable Second City
NYTimes - almost 13 years
We approached Plovdiv from Istanbul across the sad monotony of eastern Thrace. Once across the Bulgarian border everything changed: the landscape became more varied and interesting, and in the small towns and villages there were no raw, concrete apartment blocks (the norm in Turkey), only low, red-brick houses with red-tiled roofs and withering
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Wearing Mom To the Oscars
NYTimes - almost 13 years
LAST month at the Golden Globe Awards in Los Angeles, Tom Cruise traveled the red carpet with a short-haired woman in a silver fluted blouse who betrayed a stunningly unpracticed exuberance. Speculation that she may have been an extra he met on the set of ''The Last Samurai'' was immediately squashed when he announced, ''I'm showing off my mom
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PHOTOGRAPHY REVIEW; A Harsh Romance in a Land of Ruins and Revolution
NYTimes - over 13 years
''I want to go to Cuba before things get better there,'' someone confided to me recently. Cuba, for many people, is a place suspended romantically in history. It has outgrown its socialist revolution, but has not yet become crass and capitalist. Its streets are full of old Buicks and Fords from the 1950's rather than new Toyotas. It is a country of
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BENEFITS
NYTimes - almost 14 years
Clothing Sale for Lighthouse WEDNESDAY -- A preview of Lighthouse International's annual Posh sale of new and used designer clothing and accessories, at 110 East 60th Street, will raise money for the organization's programs for people who are blind and visually impaired. The evening begins at 6 with cocktails, hors d'oeuvres and the shopping.
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A NIGHT OUT WITH: Adrien Brody; Mr. Chameleon
NYTimes - about 14 years
ADRIEN BRODY is the kind of modest star who, when he took his parents to their first meal at Nobu, pointedly ordered the cheapest cold sake on the menu even though, as he said, ''Focus Features is paying.'' Mr. Brody, 29, lost 30 pounds for the title role in ''The Pianist,'' the Roman Polanski film. At 6-foot-1 and already thin, he ended up a
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HOLIDAY MOVIES; A Second Once-in-a-Lifetime Chance
NYTimes - over 14 years
AT first, it sounded like a cruel joke. Adrien Brody received word that a director of legendary reputation wanted him to play the lead in a World War II epic that would require months of emotional work under grueling conditions. The last time that had happened, the director was Terrence Malick and the film was ''The Thin Red Line.'' Mr. Brody was
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Sylvia Plachy
    FORTIES
  • 1991
    Age 48
    Her first book, Sylvia Plachy's Unguided Tour, won the Infinity Award from the International Center of Photography for best publication in 1991.
    More Details Hide Details Her other books are Red Light: Inside the Sex Industry with James Ridgeway (1996) and Signs & Relics (2000) and Goings On About Town: Photographs for The New Yorker (2007). Plachy has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship and a Lucie Award (2004). She has taught and lectured widely. Plachy lives in New York City with her husband and is the mother of César Award and Academy Award-winning actor Adrien Brody.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1943
    Age 0
    Born in 1943.
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