Lens & Press: Photographs in Print
18 November 7:00 pm
Hungarian Cultural Centre, London
British photography in print owes a huge debt to two Hungarian immigrants. The founding editor of the influential photojournalist magazine Picture Post (1938-57) was Stefan (István) Lorant. The founding owner of Focal Press, the world’s largest publisher of film and photography books (1938-today), was Andor Kraszna-Krausz.
The panel discussing these influential pioneers will include Jane Dorner, author of the definitive chapter about Kraszna-Krausz in Immigrant Publishers: The Impact of Expatriate Publishers in Britain and America in the 20th Century (Routledge, 2009); Amanda Hopkinson, daughter of Sir Tom Hopkinson – Lorant’s deputy and later editor of Picture Post; Sir Brian Pomeroy, Chair of the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation; Colin Ford, ex-chair of the Kraszna-Krausz Foundation and curator of the Royal Academy’s 2011 exhibition of Hungarian photography in the 20th century, Eyewitness (in the chair).
The event is free, but registration on Eventbrite is essential.