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Dr. János Szász - After Work (In Retirement, Sunday), c.1962, gelatin silver print, vintag
Dr. János Szász (1925 - 2005)
After Work (In Retirement, Sunday) 

gelatin silver print 

vintage copy

18 x 12.5 cm 

edition of 1/2

In 1960 Szász received a commission to document the rapidly disappearing folk architecture of Hungary due to the modernisation efforts of the Socialist regime. For the next 16 years he travelled to over a 150 villages with the architect János Szigetvári, documenting crumbling adobe and clay, saving the last testaments to a dying tradition. His sensitive use of tonality and his unrelenting strive for composition and perspective meet here to great effect.

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