Sylvia Plachy

Sylvia Plachy was born in Budapest in 1943. She was 13 when she fled Hungary for America, sneaking across the border, hidden in a cart. In Hungary Plachy's family had been in hiding because of their Jewish origins. Plachy is now a photographer well-known for her wit and her observation of the dramatic in the everyday.

The absurd picture below is called Attack.

Lulu below is from her Self-portrait with Cows Going Home series when she returned to Hungary for a project.

A picture of the woman herself at the Berlin Wall. Plachy once collaborated with Tom Waits. Oh and Adrian Brody is her son and frequently her subject.


Newer Post Older Post Home