Sylvia Plachy's Self Portrait

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The photographer Sylvia Plachy calls her latest collection of work “a farewell to my long attachment to my birthplace.” Plachy was just 13 when her family fled Budapest and the Hungarian Revolution, hiding under corn in the back of a wagon. That journey to America led to a life lived in exile and a complicated relationship with her homeland. Her new book, Self Portrait With Cows Going Home is a composite of snapshots taken over the past forty years as Plachy returned time and again to photograph the land she left behind. The book becomes as an extended self-portrait, mixing pictures from her family albums with images of people and places from Budapest and Prague to Romania and the former Yugoslavia. Sylvia Plachy take us along, on her journey back home,


Sylvia Plachy, photographer and author of “Self Portrait With Cows Going Home.”