Gabor Szilasi | The Eloquence of the Everyday

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Text by: David Harris 

Hardcover, 9 x 11.25 inch

ISBN: 9780888848666

239 pages, 260 images

Published by National Gallery of Canada


Over the course of the last 50 years Gabor Szilasi has created a remarkable body of photographic work. His photographs, which are found in numerous private and public collections, have been sustained by an unwavering belief in the humanistic and documentary value of the medium. This publication uncovers the essence of Szilasi’s artistic vision through his observations of urban and rural life and his recordings of the connections between culture and community. While much of the work was undertaken for specific projects, it is gathered here so as to reveal larger patterns of social interaction and cultural values that only become apparent when photographs taken over time are brought together. Published in conjunction with a major touring exhibition, this lavishly illustrated monograph contains over 260 images, including 121 plates.

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