Friday, October 24, 2014

Gabor Szilasi in New York Times Lens Blog

Canada's La Belle Province

"Shortly after Gabor Szilasi fled to Canada from Hungary’s oppressive Communist regime in 1959, he found a job at the Office du Film du Quebec. The organization had a broad mandate: celebrating the province’s heritage, documenting official visits and other events and gathering information for the different government ministries. His subjects included major highways, heads of state and agricultural fairs.

"'My first assignment for the latter was a disaster,' he recalled. 'I had never been to the countryside and was unaware that bovines had to be photographed according to strict codes. I took their portrait as if they were posing for a passport picture. Needless to say, it was not what was expected of me.'" - Laurence Butet-Roch for The New York Times Lens Blog

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