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Attachment.
1967-2008.


Photography by Peter Korniss.
Helikon Publishing House, 2009. 288 pp., 215 black & white illustrations, 9x11".



Publisher's Description
In Attachment 1967-2008, Péter Korniss, Hungarian documentary photographer and humanitarian artist, records more than forty years of the disappearing peasant way of life and culture. He focuses on the village folk, industrial workers, children and the old people of Hungary and Transylvania, and through his eyes, we become fond of these people and their culture. 'To preserve a way of life that will soon disappear! As a photographer I couldn't have found a better task for myself. The gift of photography is that we can preserve even the most ephemeral subject: man-in the world he created and in which he lives.'

Beginning in 1967, Korniss noted that 'in the dim light of a 'dance house' in Szek, it was as if nothing had changed here in this tiny Transylvanian village for a hundred years.' Yet, by the beginning of the 1990s, '. . . after the political landslide in East Europe, the life of the old, familiar villages began to change before my eyes. The changes came swiftly and were eye-catching. The symbols of distant worlds arrived in peasant homes.'

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