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Exhibition Opening of Told and Untold: The Photo Stories of Kati Horna in the Illustrated Press

Americas Society

September 13, 2016
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Admission is open to the public and free of charge. 

Told and Untold: The Photo Stories of Kati Horna in the Illustrated Press features the work of Kati Horna (born Katalin Deutsch, Budapest, 1912 – Mexico City, 2000), who in the early twentieth century was among very few women to photograph the frontlines of war. Her images of the Spanish Civil War appeared in numerous anarchist publications. However, following General Francisco Franco’s victory, Horna and her husband, Spanish artist José Horna, fled to Mexico, where she began a lifelong engagement with the Mexican illustrated press. Her work focused on landmarks of modern Mexican architecture and daring portraits of artists and cultural figures of the time. The exhibition will include a selection of photographs, some of which have never been shown before, displayed alongside the periodicals that put them in circulation.

Told and Untold is curated by Michel Otayek and Christina De León. 

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Event Information: Veronica Flom | vflom@as-coa.org | 1-212-277-8367             
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Image: Kati Horna, El iluminado, 1944, Gelatin silver print. Private collection, Mexico City. © 2005 Ana María Norah Horna y Fernández.