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Ata Kandó

female / Hungarian, Dutch
Hungarian, Dutch
Boedapest 1913-09-17
Bergen (Noord-Holland) 2017-09-15
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was getrouwd met fotograaf Ed van der Elsken
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Biographical information
Mühely Academie (Boedapest)
studied in 1935 photography at the Bortnyik Mühely, this private art school in Budapest was founded by the artist Sándor Bortnyik in 1929 and was modeled on the principles of Bauhaus, the school was also known as 'the Hungarian Bauhaus'
Active in
  • Boedapest
    she trained at the Bortnyik School, a private art school in Budapest where she met her first husband, the painter Gyula Kandó
  • Parijs 1932
    she leaves in 1932 for Paris with her husband Gyula Kandó
  • Boedapest 1936 - 1939
    photographic training as apprentice for the photographer Klara Wachter, assistant for Ferenc Haar
  • Parijs 1938 - 1940
    returns to Paris in 1938 opened her own studio in Paris on Avenue de l'Opéra and worked in the war for the US news agency Magnum
  • Boedapest 1940 - 1947
    forced to return to Budapest by the German occupation of France
  • Parijs 1947 - 1953
    1947 leaves for Paris with her husband, where she works as editor and lab worker at Magnum’s; Gyula Kandó returns to Hungary and becomes trapped behind the Iron Curtain; in 1950 she meets Ed van der Elsken, divorces Gyula Kandó in 1953
  • Nederland 1953 - 1954
    marries Ed van der Elsken in 1953, they divorce in 1954
  • Amazoneregenwoud (landstreek) 1961 - 1965
    photographed Indian tribes in the Amazon in 1961 and 1965
  • Sacramento (Californië) 1979
    moved in 1979 to Sacramento, California
  • Isle of Wight (graafschap/distr.) 1999
    moved in 1999 to the Isle of Wight, Britain
  • Bergen (Noord-Holland) 2001 - 2016
    moved to Bergen in 2001 and lives there until now (2016)
Teacher at academy/university
Middelbare Kunst- en Kunstnijverheidsschool (Utrecht)
1959 – 1975 teaching at the MTS Graphic Institute in Utrecht
AKI (Academie voor Kunst en Industrie, Enschede)
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travel photography, documentary photography, photojournalism, fashion photography, autonomous photography
fotografeerde o.a. Hongaarse vluchtingen, Zuid-Amerikaanse indianen en haute-couturecollecties
photo book
Ambassade de Pays-Bas á Paris, 1956; Droom in het woud, 1957; Slaaf of dood, 1970; A hold véréböl (Uit het bloed van de maan), 1970; Volken en stammen, Zuid-Amerika, 1976; Édes hazám, Isten veled!, 1999
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Entered on: 1993-12-29; Modification on: 2017-10-10


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