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Names:
Other: Foto Turai 
Dates:  1903 - 1996
Born:  Hungary, Budapest
Active:  Hungary / Spain
 
  
Hungarian photographer who after being imprisoned for his communist activities emigrated to France in 1935. He was later active in the International Brigade during the Spanish Civil War where he signed his photographs Foto Turai.

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Chronology
 
1903 born in Budapest.
1925 member of the Worker's Gymnastic Society.
1926 from this year member of the Communist Party, participates in the activities of group Montage.
1930 and 1934 sentenced to prison for communist activities, in both cases his photographs are used as evidence against him.
1935 some time after leaving prison emigrates to Paris, where establishes contacts with Hungarian emigrés and begins to work as photoreporter.
1936 soldier of the Hungarian unit in the International Brigade during the Spanish Civil War. Works for the department of propaganda of the Brigade, his photographs are signed Foto Turai.
1937 reportage Metro Madrid about the Madrid people protecting themselves in the tunnels from German bombardment.
1939 after the fall of Spanish Republic together with other members of the International Brigade interned in France. He organizes an underground photo laboratory in the camp.
1941 moved to work to Germany escapes back to France.
1944-45 take part in Resistance.
1945 organises photopropaganda in Hungary. Director of Mafilm, Hungarian film studio.
1962 returns to photography after retirement. His travels across the whole country result in numerous art postcards.
 
© Vintage Galéria, Budapest, Hungary (Used with permission) 
  
 
  
 
  
 
  
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