Lilla Szàsz by Ricardo October 17, 2018 0 Portfolios

Lilla Szàsz (1977, Hungary) focuses on stories of human vulnerability and is concerned with issues of immigration, identity and gender. Her practice is rooted in the process of documentary photography. In her long-term projects, Szasz engages with marginal groups of people living in closed, special communities. Her sensitive-emphatic and poetic images are careful observation of details to explore human relationships.
Beyond her artistic work, Lilla Szasz teaches art and photography, curates and has won several international awards. She has taught children with mental and physical challenges (at “Smile Foundation”), and children of drug user parents (at “Sober Babies”), on a voluntary basis. She has visited numerous workshops, such as Sylvia Plachy, and Steidl and Aperture Publishing Houses. She was guest lecturer at Saul Robbins workshop “Regarding Intimacy” at International Center of Photography, New York. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally, including recently, Photo Espana, Aqui Estamos (Here we are) with Richard Avedon, Richard Billingham and Paz Errazuriz; Shanghai World Expo, LIVE SYNC. Contemporary Photography from Hungary; and Laboratory East Swiss Photo Award. Aqui Estamos (Here we are) was curated by Gerardo Mosquera and Monica Portillo, received 640,000 visitors and won the prize of the public at Photo Espana.