Sylvia Plachy: “A photograph for me is something I feel rather than see”
Sylvia Plachy is an incredible photographer from Hungary who immigrated to the United States in 1958, and began taking photographs in 1964. She is best known for pictures in the Village Voice, although her work has appeared in over 50 major publications. She also happens to be Adrien Brody’s mother (you can read a poignant article she wrote about him here)
According to Avedon, Kertesz & Wenders
-Richard Avedon: “She makes me laugh and she breaks my heart. She is moral. She is everything a photographer should be.”
- Wim Wenders: “She showed me that photographs can do all sorts of things that I never thought of.”
- Andre Kertesz: “I have never seen the moment sensed and caught on film with more intimacy and humanity.”
I highly recommend her book “Goings on About Town”. In the meantime, you can watch a short interview here.