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Lens & Press: Photographs in Print

18 November 2019 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).

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