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Behind Walls
2008

Behind Walls

Lenke Szilágyi

VIEWPOINT STATION (Hungary, Croatia, 1985-1989)

In the 1980s Lenke Szilágyi made a name for herself as an idiosyncratic photographer. Although her work appears spontaneous, it is often a record of a performance. The human condition is central to her photography. In sharp black and white contrasts she documents fleeting moments of human existence, almost beyond capturing. The melancholy result emphasises the lonely and forlorn state of the individual. That can easily be seen as implicit critique of life in a system oriented to collectivism. Yet Szilágyi was never consciously a political activist. 'Conflict and dogmatism are alien to my personality,' the photographer has said. 'If I must choose a side, I side with culture and tolerance.'

  • VIEWPOINT STATION (Hungary, Croatia, 1985-1989)

    In the 1980s Lenke Szilágyi made a name for herself as an idiosyncratic photographer. Although her work appears spontaneous, it is often a record of a performance. The human condition is central to her photography. In sharp black and white contrasts she documents fleeting moments of human existence, almost beyond capturing. The melancholy result emphasises the lonely and forlorn state of the individual. That can easily be seen as implicit critique of life in a system oriented to collectivism. Yet Szilágyi was never consciously a political activist. 'Conflict and dogmatism are alien to my personality,' the photographer has said. 'If I must choose a side, I side with culture and tolerance.'

  • Viewpoint Station

  • VIEWPOINT STATION (Hungary, Croatia, 1985-1989)

  • VIEWPOINT STATION (Hungary, Croatia, 1985-1989)

  • VIEWPOINT STATION (Hungary, Croatia, 1985-1989)

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Behind Walls

Behind Walls

Price EUR 10,00